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Kristen Roth

Environment and Ecology

Kristen Roth grew up in Emmaus, just like Seven Generations! Kristen received her Bachelor of Environmental Science with a minor in biology from Duquesne University in 2020. While studying at Duquesne, she worked as a tutor in the Program for Academic Coaching through Tutoring, assisting students in grades K-12 with their work in after-school centers around Pittsburgh. Kristen participated in programs that provided ecological education to children, including soil testing, outdoor exploration, and urban gardening lessons. In 2019, she worked as an intern for Phipps Conservatory’s Homegrown Program, where she installed vegetable gardens on families’ properties and taught them to follow sustainable growing techniques. Kristen used her work in urban agriculture as a basis for her Undergraduate Honors Thesis that proposed a garden on Duquesne University’s campus to improve both social and
environmental wellbeing. Following graduation, Kristen completed a year of coursework towards a Master of Landscape Architecture at Penn State but chose to pursue a career in education instead. She began substituting as a teacher and paraprofessional for Parkland School District and the Swain School in the spring of 2021. In July of 2021, she led a learning and emotional support classroom for Eyer Middle School’s Extended School Year Program. Kristen is currently pursuing a Master of Elementary Education at Lehigh University. Through working with students and seeing the positive impact of experiential lessons, Kristen has grown passionate about giving children an education that connects them to the natural world. In her free time, Kristen enjoys yoga, reading, and writing. She loves finding new trails and restaurants (especially vegetarian) in the Lehigh Valley.

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