Whitney grew her passion for environmental science while studying entomology in Nebraska, where she spent her time working in a bee research lab and engaging the community in pollinator conservation efforts. After graduating, she traded the Midwest’s prairies for Washington’s temperate forests to pursue a career in environmental education and deepen her knowledge of the natural world. She served two AmeriCorps terms as an educator at Mason Conservation District, which fostered her love for the South Puget Sound Region and its people. This led her to her current position at The Salmon Center in Belfair where she has the pleasure of getting youth outside to learn all about salmon and sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys perusing thrift stores, crocheting, exploring new trails, and stopping to observe any insects or critters that cross her path.