The Alliance is grateful to have Kayla join our team as a Teton Science School AmeriCorps member. Kayla will help with our Don’t Poach the Powder and Wild Neighborhoods programs
In the summer of 2008, a 9-year-old girl from New York learned basic compass skills in Grand Teton National Park, got her foot stuck in the Yellowstone sign, and spent a week riding at a dude ranch in Kelly. It was a life-altering trip, and she promised to come back to Wyoming, despite her family pointing out that the winters are a completely different beast to handle. Fourteen years later, Kayla Lynch returns to Jackson for the opportunity to work as an AmeriCorps member for the Teton Science School. The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is grateful to have Kayla during the winter-spring service term. Welcome Kayla!
Kayla graduated from Susquehanna University in 2020 with a dual degree in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing. Her capstone project was on the scientific, legal, and social effects of theoretical wolf reintroduction in Norway. She chose this topic after five years of volunteering and interning at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, as well as studying abroad in Scandinavia. After two AmeriCorps terms with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Trail Crew, Kayla wanted to learn more about working in the education sector, which brought her to Teton Science School’s AmeriCorps Program. Along with working at TSS and serving with the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Kayla will also split her time with our nonprofit partner the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation.
Kayla is excited to work on the Alliance’s Don’t Poach the Powder and Wild Neighborhood programs. She will help create content and run events to raise awareness on human-wildlife coexistence, responsible recreation, and mitigating the risk of wildfire in Teton County. Kayla chose to work with the Alliance due to our remarkable history and great current programs. Outside of work, she is an avid archer, writer, middling martial artist, and amateur mythologist.