WEN Interns & volunteers
Mallory Lampe (she/her)
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Mallory has lived close to rivers, creeks, and lakes her whole life. She earned a B.S. in Special Education at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh and taught high school special education for 8 years, including 1 year in Helena. Her love for adventuring outdoors with her husband lead to them moving out to Montana in 2021. She is currently pursuing her M.S. in Environmental Studies at UM with a focus on Environmental Education. She desires to help kids & teens connect to their local natural environment and to make environmental education more accessible to everyone. When not working or studying, Mallory enjoys hiking, camping (tent & hammock), reading, nature photography, traveling, and binge-watching TV series. Mallory is a certified master naturalist.
Marra Lynn Rodriguez (she/her)
Marra Lynn is a Senior at UM studying Environmental Science and Sustainability, where she is concentrating on Resource Conservation, with a Minor in Wilderness and Civilization. She is internationally certified Level 1 tracker, Certified Montana Master Naturalist, and now an Intern with WEN helping out with vegetation monitoring and other citizen science field monitoring.
Volunteer of the Year:
As we see the field season come to a bittersweet end, we want to highlight one volunteer, of whom has been apart of the WEN family for nearly 10 years now, who ensured the success of our Sunday Citizen Science Stream Team by joining us for nearly every outing! The lovely Al Pak! Al has been the backbone to everything macroinvertebrates at WEN, and has volunteered time this season to lead Stream Teams macro collection and ID station where volunteers collect and identify 300 bugs per field session. Thank you Al for all your help this year and in the past!
The WEN Team