2018-2019 University of Montana Interns
Sawyer Meegan — Back-country Stream Corps Leader
Sawyer is a senior studying resource conservation at the University of Montana. Originally from New Hampshire, Sawyer has focused his studies at the University of Montana around water and loves learning all he can about how it shapes the natural world. You may find him climbing at the local crags, hanging out on a slack line or exploring the winter landscapes on his cross county skies. On the rare occasions that Sawyer is inside he is usually yo-yoing or procrastinating on his school work by playing chess.
Natalie Mongeau —
Natalie is a student at the University of Montana studying History Education with a minor in Wilderness Studies. She loves going on adventures and learning in hands-on environments. Natalie is a huge supporter of getting kids outside any chance I can, and that model of experiential learning drew her to WEN in the first place. She is excited about this opportunity and looks forward to more adventures!
Rennie attended UM for a bachelors in Aquatic Wildlife Biology, and she is now working towards a Masters in Education. She’s originally from Colorado, but has been in Missoula for about 6 years, and it now feels like home to her. Rennie loves being outside hiking, fishing, camping, and picking up river rocks to look for bugs. She is excited to be working with WEN!
Colby Wolford —
Colby is a Junior in the University of Montana’s Wilderness and Civilization program.
In his home state of WA, Colby enjoyed FFA and attending an outdoor school that specialized in Environmental Science, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. He thrived at that school, and it set him on the path to work in conservation.
2018 AmeriCorps Team Members
Cassie Sevigny — Media Coordinator
Cassie is a recent graduate of Economics and Creative Writing at the University of Montana. A lover of water and mountains, Missoula was a piece of home away from her Puget Sound home. She aims to bring awareness to environmental issues through her writing and outdoor involvement with WEN. In her time with WEN, Cassie took photographs and wrote stories for the WEN blog, updated the website and social media, and assisted with a variety of programs in the field or classrooms.
Madeline Wilber is a senior studying Resource Conservation at the University of Montana. Madeline is originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota where she fell in love with nature. You can find her hiking, camping, snowboarding and painting outside. Through her time at WEN she expresses her love for natural science education and working with children. This summer she worked with the Youth Conservation Corps crew and assisted different WEN school programs.
2017-2018 University of Montana Interns
Sylvia Doyle — Curriculum Intern
Sylvia is working on a Master’s in Environmental Studies with an Education focus at the University of Montana. She wants to learn how citizen science projects and other place-based instruction can be applied to science education in schools. Before coming to Missoula, Sylvia received a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colby College, then worked as a Lead Instructor at Teton Science Schools in Jackson, Wyoming. Sylvia loves mountains; in her spare time she watercolors and runs on them, skis up and down them, and climbs on the prettiest rocks she can find.
Daniel Wight — Stream Team Coordinator
Daniel Wight is a senior studying Environmental Science and Geoscience at the University of Montana Western. Daniel has lived in Montana his whole life and is no stranger to its natural beauty. His love for the outdoors grew into a passion to pursue conservation professionally. His other fascinations in life include fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and of course playing in Montana’s creeks. He is currently working with WEN to collect stream data and educate the public about watershed health importance.
Eli assisted WEN on field trips and classroom visits this spring and early summer. Of good spirit and a hard worker, Eli’s dependability ensured that many field trips to rural schools, Fish Week, and spontaneous programs succeeded. Originally from Spain, Eli is currently studying Primatology at UM.
Kyra Searcy joined WEN as a senior at UM majoring in Resource Conservation with minors in International Development Studies and Wilderness Studies. Kyra is originally from the mountains of Colorado, but came to Montana for the College of Forestry and Conservation. The Wilderness and Civilization program through the Wilderness Institute on campus is how she got connected with the Watershed Education Network. Through her work at WEN she hopes to bring wild places to the youth and adults of Missoula through field education and citizen science.
Past High School Interns — Montana Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program
Bo Hahn — MT MRRP Intern
Lucas Hall — MT MRRP Intern
Lucas volunteered as a sophomore at Big Sky High School. He is a 2016 alum of WEN’s Youth Conservation Corps program and through this program he decided he wanted to continue gaining experience with WEN. He loves the outdoors and is interested in forestry. Lucas’ spirit animal is a direwolf.
Haley Inabnit — MT MRRP Intern
Haley served as a senior at Hellgate High School who enjoys studying the Arabic language and being outdoors. She worked with WEN on a YCC field crew, and worked on an expedition trail crew with Montana Conservation Corps the summer before that. Post-graduation she plans to work on a crew with MCC before taking off on a Moroccan expedition.
Camryn Williams — MT MRRP Intern