B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
Donelle was born and raised in Milwaukee, and spent much of her youth exploring the parks and beaches of Southeastern Wisconsin. These experiences were always exciting and stimulating, and it was with this spirit that she discovered the field of natural resources during her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota. While attending the university, she had the wonderful opportunity to study ecology and marine biology for one year on the Big Island of Hawai`i. After graduation, she moved to Massachusetts, where she cultivated her passion for teaching through work as an environmental educator on a community farm, and in several Boston public schools. She landed back in her home state after deciding to pursue a M.S. degree in Environmental Education. Donelle has been living, learning, teaching, and playing at Conserve School since July 2013. She is looking forward to meeting more amazing inspirational young leaders in the coming year as the Assistant Director of Student Life. Her passions include playing music, staring at the moon, traveling, climbing (and hugging) trees, wildcrafting, beekeeping, gardening, and philosophizing, to name a few.