Nancy is director of education at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She and her team develop curriculum resources, lead professional development workshops, and create online courses designed to help people build closer connections with nature, learn about the natural world, and participate in citizen science and conservation action. She has published 10 books for teachers, on topics ranging from biodiversity to toxicology. The most recent, Birds Without Borders, won an educational award from the Association of American Publishers. Nancy earned a BA in environmental studies from Hampshire College, an MSc in natural resources from Cornell University, and PhD in communication from Cornell. Nancy is also a faculty member of the Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest, which led to her RCC fellowship. At the RCC, she will produce curriculum resources in support of a marginalized group of indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon, aiming to help them protect their ancestral homeland and way of life through ecologically and culturally responsible ecotourism and education.