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Kayla Carrington
Ph: (818) 370-1884

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          Dean’s List all Semesters

Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Studies with Departmental Honors

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

Summer 2018

UW Botanical Gardens: Summercamp Specialist

Will be working full time with the UW Arboretum assistant facilitating camp ages 4-6 and specializing in after camp activities.  

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-present

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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