MEd, University of Washington (Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education)
Summer grew up in Sonoma County and recently relocated back to her hometown after graduating from the University of Washington with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction focused on Science Education as well as a certificate in Restoration Ecology. She is passionate about native plants, a Certified California Naturalist and brings over three years of teaching bilingual (Spanish/English) students about ecology and the natural world. Summer joins our team after leaving her recent position in the Pacific Northwest, where she worked at an outdoor environmental education center called IslandWood. As a graduate of Humboldt State (where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Globalization), Summer is excited to bring her expertise and interest in California’s unique flora and fauna to our local audiences. In her spare time, Summer enjoys photographing native plants, composting, hiking, playing soccer, learning the ukulele, and creating custom mixed media greeting cards.