Katie Weeks (she/her) is a self proclaimed nature nerd. Her love was born in the mountains and oceans of O'ahu, Hawaii, and was nurtured by Girl Scout camps and family National Park trips. This passion eventually led her to Kalamazoo College for her B.A. in Environmental Studies, and later to the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she earned her M.S. in Environmental Studies and Education. She joined Audubon in the Fall of 2017. Along the way, she has also worked with the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Hawai'i Institute for Marine Biology, Hawai'i Youth Conservation Corps, and taught preschool for several years. Before moving out West, Katie managed a large summer camp program at the Museum of Life and Science in North Carolina.
With over a decade of experience in teaching, environmental, and informal science education, she is a strong proponent for hands-on learning both inside the classroom and out in the natural world. Katie also centers equity, diversity, and inclusion in her educational practice and strategy, informed by both her professional, academic, and personal experiences. She currently serves on the executive team of the Santa Fe Community Educators Network. When she's not leading groups of kids around the Randall Davey Audubon Center or teaching teachers about the joys of outdoor learning, Katie loves to play taiko drums, hike, and make puns, much to the chagrin of her spouse and family.