Carrie Washburn received her B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University and her M.S in Biology from Central Michigan University. Her master’s research involved animal behavior to understand amphibian movement patterns. She also has worked with snake habitat use and honeybee navigation. Prior to teaching, Carrie worked with The Nature Conservancy as a wetlands restoration specialist and enjoyed working with community outreach. Her travels to Australia, West Indies and Amsterdam, along with field work in Michigan, Oregon and Canada have increased her awareness of global issues and the importance of teaching these issues in both formal and informal styles, using traditional and non-traditional (online) methods of teaching. Carrie lives in Chicago with her husband and children and enjoys traveling in her free time. She has recently discovered the joy of foraying!