Carli Escamilla

Naturalist

Carli (she/her) is from the East Coast, but happily considers the Rocky Mountains her home. Growing up, whenever she was not busy training for triathlons or playing soccer, she was searching for animals to rescue and rehabilitate. She earned her B.S. degree in Biology from The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and then worked as a research scientist at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory studying how human recreation impacts wildlife. She went on to support the Seattle Bike Brigade and then spent the last year working at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado. Carli is most passionate about wildlife conservation ecology and plans to continue to conduct research to study the effects of climate change, wildfire, and human activity on wildlife, in an effort to propose conservation solutions that help mitigate such impacts.

Carli believes that both education and positive outdoor experiences are valuable in helping people gain a deeper appreciation for nature. She is excited to share her passion for conservation with others and continue to work to make the outdoors more accessible and inclusive to all communities of people as a Naturalist at WMSC!

In her free time, you can find Carli exploring new trails (getting lost) on her mountain bike, taking in the views during a hike, and eating lots of homemade vegan mac-n-cheese.