Rebecca Ryan received her Masters in Education with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Administration from Western Washington University and North Cascades Institute. After earning her Masters, she worked at NatureBridge in Yosemite where she taught front country residential environmental education programs, led backcountry field research courses, and helped connect youth to the natural world. Eventually Rebecca began taking on new challenges, working for NatureBridge in the administrative side of program, focusing on operations and education. After spending the past six years living, working, and playing in the Yosemite area, Rebecca is excited to be returning home to the Pacific Northwest. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys hiking and backpacking, cooking, river time, and being with family and friends.