SENIOR EDUCATION ASSOCIATE
Amanda Baez has always had a strong connection with the environment and the natural world. Amanda graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with a concentration in Fisheries & Wildlife Conservation. Originally from The Bronx, NY she understands the importance in fostering a young person’s connection with the environment around them.
Prior to joining the Arboretum, Amanda spent time in Panama researching how plant species adapt to living outside of their natural environment. She also spent a season as an outdoor educator for Thompson Island Outward Bound in Boston, MA, working with youth from Boston Public schools. Most recently, she served as Program Coordinator for Groundwork Rhode Island, overseeing environmental education at Groundwork’s greenhouse, high school youth Green Team, community garden, and tree nursery. Amanda’s mission as an educator is to generate excitement in young people about their environment and the importance of taking care of it for future generations.