UWC-USA introduces sustainability fellow

UWC-USA wilderness instructor Becky Fitzpatrick will serve as the sustainability fellow on the Montezuma campus for 2020-21.

Becky will work with the experiential education team to develop and deliver programming around place-based sustainability.

She studied natural history and ecology at Prescott College in Arizona. After receiving her bachelor’s, Becky worked as a wildlife technician on a bear nutritional study in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, a trophic cascade study in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, and a bison management study in Montana.

Becky then began teaching wildlife science programs to high school students in the Yellowstone area, which grew into a love of teaching and place-based outdoor education. She returned to the Southwest and worked for a conservation corps building trails and on invasive species projects.

Becky is currently pursuing teaching opportunities in New Mexico. Her love for wild places began young, and has continued to grow as she mentors and teaches students.

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