February 23, 2018 | New Staff Announcement
We’re excited to introduce everyone to our new Program Director, Amelia DeVivo!
Amelia has worked as a bilingual educator for AISD for the past eight years, with a passion and specialty for connecting youth with nature. Her outdoor educational experience includes coordinating and leading the Gulf Coast Expedition, a nature immersion camp for young adults along the Texas Gulf Coast studying conservation and coastal ecology. For her master’s thesis, Amelia designed, implemented, and evaluated an urban school agricultural program in Austin, developing STEM skills, SEL, and health and nutritional outcomes in underprivileged youth. Amelia will graduate from Texas State University in May with her MS in geography. She is delighted to be part of the River Watch team, and she hopes to make a difference for Austin’s youth through environmental education.
Amelia starts with us on March 1st and we can’t wait! If you see her out in the field with students, please wish her a warm welcome to the River Watch family!