Liz Allard, Americorps Youth Leadership Specialist


Liz fell for Alaska while here on a teen challenge trip with a summer camp in 2005. After earning a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of Michigan, Liz embraced a transient lifestyle and traversed to Kodiak, Alaska where she worked with local youth as an Environmental Education Intern for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge’s Salmon Camp. Following her position in Kodiak, she worked as a Habitat Restoration Intern for Pinnacles National Monument in Paicines, California, before returning to Kodiak during the 2012 summer season to work as the Crew Leader for the Kodiak Refuge’s Youth Conservation Corps.

Liz loves working in outdoor settings and engaging youth in their natural surroundings, just as her role models did for her as a child. This and many other reasons led her to work with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) and Trailside Discovery as the SAGA Americorps Youth Leadership Specialist.

When Liz isn’t facilitating lessons, games and team building activities, she enjoys playing outside, whether she is biking, hiking, skiing, kayaking or frolicking. She also enjoys cooking and recently relearned how to knit, because of which she now possesses an inordinate amount of scarves and hats.

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