As a high school student, Carly loved science. Her interest in the subject led her to earn a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Vermont. After graduating, she spent a year working as an AmeriCorps member. Through her work with the Institute for Applied Ecology as a citizen science coordinator, she brought a native plant and ecosystem restoration curriculum to eight different classrooms. Next, she spent two years in Kenya as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching biology, physics, chemistry, agriculture and life skills. Upon returning to the States, she earned a Master of Science in the Field Naturalist program at her alma mater.
While completing her graduate studies, Carly interned with The Nature Conservancy, located in North Conway, N.H. During her internship, she evaluated the impact of prescribed fires on insects. She also worked as a lab teaching assistant for various courses involving ecology, biology and botany. Carly has always gained a sense of energy and excitement when discovering something new in science; however, it’s been through her experiences with teaching that she realized that her energy and excitement is ten-fold when she’s facilitating student discovery.
As a KSTF Teaching Fellow, she expects to gain a strong network of peer teachers with whom she is able to collaborate and learn. She looks forward to bringing new ideas and practices to her school and seeking out professional development opportunities that enhance her classroom.
Carly is passionate about the importance of spending time outdoors and being active. Though life gets busy, she tries to make outdoor adventures a priority: from hiking and climbing, to snorkeling with fishes and taking strolls on local trails.