Audrey Kruse is currently an Environmental Science and
Policy graduate student at Northern Arizona University. She is studying
riparian ecology and focusing specifically on tamarisk defoliation along the
lower San Juan River in Utah. Before coming to Arizona, she was a high school
science teacher for five years at independent schools in New York and Colorado.
At these schools, Audrey taught ecology, environmental science, and biology to
9th-12th grade students, emphasizing place-based
education and field studies. She is also wilderness instructor and has led
backcountry expeditions throughout the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau for
the National Outdoor Leadership School and the High Mountain Institute. She
received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in German from The
George Washington University. Audrey enjoys rock climbing, skiing, hiking, and
bad science puns.