CURRICULUM VITAE

Kayla Carrington

carrinkay@gmail.com
Insta: @kidkayla.c

Enthusiastic and dependable human being with a warm and outgoing personality. Hardworking, quick to comprehend, and motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Intersecting art, activism, and environmental psychology to fuel an ongoing personal endeavor to work with community, children, and the environment in a healthy and active way.

University of Washington Class of 2018           GPA 3.7          Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Studies with Departmental Honors

Bachelor of Arts: Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP)
Minor: Education, Learning, and Society

Fall 2019- Present

Dance Collective: Purple Lemonade

As I work to progress my musical act, I dance several times a week at Velocity Dance Center with a Seattle POC, queer dance troop called Purple Lemonade. We have three performances every season and work together on internal projects as well. 

Fall 2019- Present

UW Arboretum: Family Nature Class

Currently at the arboretum, I run a program every Saturday and Sunday for toddlers and their parents to sensorily and scientifically connect with the environment. I create curricula, prepare materials, and singlehandedly lead the two-hour-long program.

Summer 2019

UW Arboretum: Summercamp Naturalist

For two summers in a row, I have worked as a Naturalist ensuring a fun, safe, and environmentally educational week, each week, for a group of 14 kids age 4-6. The summers have been a great time to teach about the world around us. The season presents us with questions about wildfires, climate change, and preserving ecosystems.

June 2019

European Tour: Ten Man Brass Band

As a kickoff to our international tours, the Ten Man Brass Band spent a month visiting cities in Iceland, the Netherlands, France, and Spain. There, we played at weekend-long festivals, indoor music venues, and on the street for money. I was with Seattle's Ten Man Brass Band from 2018-2019 before switching my focus to my own music.

Winter & Spring 2019

Debut EP: Saxophone and Rap

I spent two seasons creating an R&B album from start to finish with the intention of spreading awareness and empathy towards our environmental crisis. I worked alone and with a team of producers to bring Environmental Studies to completion. On the album, I play saxophone, rap, and sing.

Fall 2018

Fiddleheads Forest School Instructor

The all-outdoor forest preschool at the UW Arboretum hired me as an assistant teacher for the Trillium classroom. Rain or shine, we guided daily observation and experimentation on an individual and group level. Our mission was to foster a love of science as well as social and emotional development and self-regulation.

Summer 2018

UW Arboretum: Summercamp Naturalist

Worked full time with the UW Arboretum facilitating summercamp for preschoolers age 4-6 and specializing in after camp activities for gradeschoolers.  

Spring 2018

Authored and Self Published Poetry Book: Each Step In

Spent a semester abroad in Australia studying environmental activist methodology and applications. Learned how to lead and organize protests, how to communicate with people with differing views, and how to practice mindfulness in nature to maintain level-headedness.

Fall 2017

SIT Study Abroad Australia: Sustainability and Environmental Action

Spent a semester abroad in Australia studying environmental activist methodology and applications. Learned how to lead and organize protests, how to communicate with people with differing views, and how to practice mindfulness in nature to maintain level-headedness.

Fall 2016-Spring 2018

Human Interactions with Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Lab

Undergraduate researcher with UW Professor Peter Kahn. Bikes to Fiddleheads outdoor preschool 2-3 times a week to gather data by video recording students in the outdoor classroom, organizes and assists with data coding, participates in weekly lab.

September 2016-June 2017

Fiddleheads Forest School Intern

Assistant teaching at Fiddleheads since the beginning of the 2016 school year. Spending two days of my week, every week, in a forest with children age 3-5, both teaching how to steward the earth and learning from their constant curiosity.

June 2016-August 2016

Islandwood Intern

 

Bainbridge Island, WA

Spent the summer in the woods on Bainbridge Island and was paired up with an instructor who took me in as their mentee. Together we ran day camps ranging anywhere from pre-k to ninth grade.  Sixteen of us interns and mentors lived together in cabins just off the Islandwood campus for six weeks.

Dec 2014- March 2015

Zoomazium Volunteer

 

Woodland Park Zoo: Seattle, WA

Introduced children to zoo animals and environmental issues related to them with hands-on crafts, puppet shows, and team building activities.

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