Christy was born and raised in Newark, Delaware, exploring her backyard of the Northern Piedmont. Her love for the natural world was inspired from hiking and backpacking in camps and programs with a local nature center at a young age through her high school years. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Delaware. Christy brings to Walking Mountains a wide-variety of teaching experience working with environmental nonprofits in Delaware, Wyoming, and New York. While earning her masters, she lived and taught in Grand Teton National Park in a year-long residency program with the Teton Science Schools Graduate program. She earned her M.S. in Natural Science Education from the University of Wyoming where she focused on STEM Integration with the Arts. Christy aims to incorporate many different types of art media into all of her science teaching. Currently, Christy is the Girls in Science & Family Engagement where she will be inspiring young women in STEM-related fields across the Eagle County Elementary Schools. She also teaches the SCED578: K-12 Science Inquiry graduate course to the Foley Graduate Fellowship Program and online students offered through the University of Northern Colorado.
When Christy is not teaching, she can be found outside hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and on the river. Christy is also a scientific illustrator in her personal time and always has a sketchbook on her wherever she goes!