Betsi is a science communicator who grew up in New England and has lived in Alaska since 2009.
Her background is in environmental education and community organizing. She has led several multi-partner collaborations with scientists, educators, agencies, and NGOs to advance stewardship and public lands engagement. Many of these focused on improving the inclusivity of outdoor recreation and science communication.
In addition, she has been a wilderness medicine instructor, guided sea kayaking expeditions in Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound for eight years, served two terms as an AmeriCorps volunteer, and has managed a variety of volunteer programs.