Liz Carpenter


Residential Outdoor Science Instructor

Liz grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she attended the University of Pittsburgh as an Environmental Studies student. Liz’s passion for science, nature, and conservation stemmed at a young age, but fully blossomed after a six-week paleontology, geology, and ecology field camp in the short grass prairie of Southeastern Wyoming. Since then, Liz spent a summer working as an Environmental Educator on the island of Nantucket with the Maria Mitchell Association—teaching marine biology and terrestrial island ecology. This past year, she worked with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy as an Environmental Education Teaching Apprentice. Here she worked to develop public programs and deliver school programs to inner city youth, focused around urban ecology and conservation projects.

Liz is excited to share her passion for the outdoors at Sierra Nevada Journeys with her students and coworkers! 

In her free time, Liz loves rock climbing, biking, snowboarding, hiking, taking photos, and doing yoga.

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