Public Land Community Organizer
Caroline is from New England and credits her fascination with the natural world to the tide pools, pockets of new growth hardwoods, and swampy ponds amongst which she grew up. She stayed close to home for her undergraduate degree, graduating from Middlebury College with a B.A. in biology and environmental studies and a minor in geography in the spring of 2020.
In her time between classes, Caroline devoted herself to outdoor play; seeing as many cows as possible, local breweries, and New York Times crossword puzzles; and her swiftly developing passion for conservation and landscape ecology. She traveled to Zanzibar, where her studies of coastal ecology and natural resource management informed research into changes in grouper populations as an indicator of reef health. Her subsequent work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Vermont State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the National Parks Conservation Association articulated her dedication to understanding the world around us and to fostering thoughtful investigation into our roles, obligations, and shortcomings (and successes) within it.
Caroline is participating in the Conservation Leadership Institute’s current class and is one of the newest members of the Alliance. In her position as the Public Land Community Organizer, she is eager to serve as a steward to the ongoing relationship between Jackson Hole and its surrounding public lands and associated wildlife. Caroline believes that lasting conservation occurs at the junction of sound science and inclusive community engagement, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Alliance team.
When she’s not working with the Alliance, you can find Caroline reading fiction; playing in the mountains on wheels, feet, and skis; and creating maps as an independent designer (and sometimes for fun too).