Meredith joined the Education Team at Cedar Circle as the Education Programs Manager in 2019 after receiving her Master’s in Education from the University of Washington in Seattle with a certificate in Education for the Environment and Community from IslandWood.
She developed a deep nature connection in the Puget Sound region of Washington, working as a seasonal educator for preschool through high school students at Seattle Tilth, YMCA Camp Orkila, Common Threads Farm, and Green Plate Special. She worked as the Education Program Coordinator at Oxbow Farm Conservation Center in Carnation, WA (which is, according to Meredith, Cedar Circle’s long-lost sister organization.)
Through over 8 years of environmental education experience for all ages, she has directed summer camps, facilitated ropes courses, coordinated and led field trips, written curriculum, and helped manage an EPA grant for increasing access to environmental education for under-served children in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Meredith left the Pacific Northwest to return to her roots in New England, where she had previously earned her B.A. in English at the University of Vermont and is excited to be closer to family.
She is a life-long learner and is full of questions and is excited to empower youth to express the same curiosity about their surroundings while building relationships with themselves, their peers, and place.
Meredith can typically be found practicing her coyote howls, experimenting with plant medicine in her kitchen, and looking for dogs to pet.