Keri began work as a graduate assistant at Point Park University in 2018 while pursuing her M.S. in Environmental Studies. Keri is interested in how responsible recreation and tourism in natural areas can inspire environmental stewardship. Serving as an AmeriCorps member through Public Allies connected her with environmental organizations and lead to a position coordinating community outreach and stewardship of conservation areas in Allegheny County. She has also worked for a government agency enforcing environmental code before returning to school to deepen her understanding of environmental issues and how to best utilize her background in communications and community development to promote public and environmental health. When she’s not studying (or chasing and counting bees), find her running around Pittsburgh’s many neighborhoods or planning her next hiking adventure.