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University of Montana Interns


Stephie Novak

Stream Team Assistant /Intern 2017 - 2019

Stephie is a junior studying Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana. She grew up in Rock creek, Mt. and has spent the majority of her life in the wilderness and the local rivers and streams. She enjoys hiking, biking, and just being outside and loves that she can have fun working outside with WEN!

Trenton Kriz

Trenton is a junior at the University of Montana studying Parks, Tourism and Recreation Management as well as Nonprofit Administration and Wildlife Biology. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Trenton has focused his studies at the University of Montana around conservation and the importance of social science which relates the natural world to the humans who use and interact with it. He has a passion for working within the community and diverse groups of all backgrounds and ages. Some of his favorite forms of recreation are backpacking, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing. He wants to instill a passion of land & water stewardship within others and is excited for the opportunity to be with WEN and the experiences it will bring!

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 Winkelman

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!