Liana Vitali

… believes wholeheartedly in the power of science inquiry to not only discover the natural world but to also discover ourselves. Through inspiring and meaningful outdoor learning experiences, she believes you can never be too old or too young to find excitement in nature. Liana earned her BS in Biology & Ecology at Penn State University and her master’s in zoology through Miami University’s Global Field Program, for which she has been a Community Learning Leader since 2014. Currently a naturalist at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary near Annapolis, Maryland, she still pinches herself every day to be working at such a stunning and inspiring place. Liana is also the Education & Outreach Coordinator at the Vermilion Sea Institute and co-founded the Stars to Sea whale shark citizen science program. In her spare time (what’s that?) she enjoys cooking, playing guitar, and scratching the ears of her dogs Willow & Finn..