Liesel is a graduate student at the University of Washington, working towards her Masters in Education. She received her B.S. Biology from Missouri State University with an emphasis in Marine Science during her time with the semester by the sea program in Southampton, NY. Since graduating from college she has been inspired to pursue informal education by individuals she has met at the Audubon Naturalist Society in Maryland, Seattle Aquarium, and the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. She hopes to continue working with youth outdoors, and studying the positive effects mindfulness can have in schools with teachers and students.