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Marilyn CastriottaMarilyn served as Kestrel’s Community Engagement Coordinator through the TerraCorps program from September 2017 until July 2018. Marilyn developed an affinity for nature growing up in the small central Massachusetts town of Barre, where she gravitated to the woods and nearby Mass Audubon sanctuary. With a Master of Science in Applied Anatomy & Physiology, her professional path began in the medical field. Transferring her understanding of biological systems to the environmental field, she worked as the Organic Land Care Program Coordinator for Northeast Organic Farming Association, a Park Interpreter and Regional Interpretive Coordinator for the MA Department of Conservation & Recreation, and the Conference & Event Manager for Ceres. In 2014, Marilyn completed a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England with a Conservation Biology concentration. She is a commissioner on Northampton’s Public Shade Tree Commission, and training mentor for Climate Reality. Her mentors, Joanna Macy and Tom Wessels, inspire her integration of inner and outer landscapes.

 

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