Carlie grew up in Massena, N.Y. where she spent most of her childhood exploring the outdoors. Her mother often brought her to the Nature Center, which fostered a love for nature and all living things.
Carlie’s academic career has focused on the intersections of society and science. She has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Science from The New School and a M.S. in Biology with a specialization in the Ecology and Evolution of Medicine from UCLA, where she also obtained a Food Studies Certificate. She is currently completing a post-graduate program through the University of Edinburgh on the One Health Model.
Carlie has worked in education in both formal and informal settings. She has served as a STEM teacher, the assistant director at 4-H Camp Overlook, and a zip-line guide in the Adirondacks.
Having joined ANCA as our Climate Smart Communities Coordinator in December 2022, Carlie also serves on the Next Generation Council for the Adirondack Land Trust. She believes in the power of education and building community to better our world and is devoted to fostering connections between humans and the natural world.
When Carlie isn’t working, you can find her hiking with her dogs, teaching yoga, snowboarding, or snuggling with her cat.