…works as the Living Northwest Conservation Manager in the Wildlife Conservation division at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Katie is a huge believer in the potential of international experiential learning to foster a sustainable global community! She spent a year in Iceland as an exchange student and then received a degree in biology with a minor in African studies from Colorado College (with two semesters of study abroad in east and southern Africa). She completed her M.Sc. in Biodiversity Conservation and Management through Imperial College London. She coordinates Woodland Park Zoo’s involvement in Pacific northwest wildlife conservation, including projects to recover local endangered species and programs to help communities coexist with local wildlife from carnivores to pollinators. Katie has developed, facilitated and managed science and conservation professional development for K-20 educators; school and community-based science learning programs focused on empowering communities to coexist with local wildlife; and programs that engage youth and adult audiences in community science that contributes to wildlife conservation.