Kari came to the Valley in 2010 to serve as Kestrel’s first Regional Conservationist through the AmeriCorps MassLIFT Program. At the end of her service, she joined Kestrel as one of its first full-time staff to coordinate special programs and community engagement projects. She now manages communications and outreach for Kestrel. She received her Masters degree in Resource Management & Conservation from Antioch University, after 10 years working in the publishing industry. She loves exploring the Mount Holyoke Range, paddling on the Swift River, and birding in the extraordinary Silvio Conte National Wildlife Refuge in Hadley, her adopted home-town.