Hometown: Seattle, WA
RLT Leader: Conservation is Key '17
Education: Washington State University
Working: Catalina Island Marine Institute
Kimi grew up in Seattle exploring the woods behind her house and belly flopping into pools. Whether discovering a new trail or SCUBA diving through kelp forests, she finds herself home in nature. Her love and fascination of nature and its living things led her to earn her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Washington State University. Upon graduating, she became an AmeriCorps member for New England Science & Sailing Foundation in southeastern Connecticut when she discovered her passion for empowering students via the great outdoors. Today, she is a marine science instructor for Catalina Island Marine Institute off the coast of Los Angeles where she spends her days snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, and overall adventuring with students from all over the southwestern United States. She had an amazing summer last year restoring coral reefs with students on RLT’s Conservation is the Key program and looks forward to climbing to new heights at some of America’s most incredible landforms in Utah this summer!
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