Rachel Stendahl is the Regional Science Coordinator for Capitol Region ESD 113. She runs the Chehalis Basin Education Consortium a watershed monitoring, restoration and education group for students grades 4-12 in the Chehalis Basin region. She also is focused on the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties.
Rachel has a master’s in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College where she focused on both wildlife ecology and environmental education. While in graduate school she worked with Cascadia Research Collective on marine mammal and human conflicts and as an environmental education coordinator for Sustainability in Prisons Project. She has a special interest in underserved populations and is starting an environmental education program for incarcerated youth in Lewis County. She has also worked as scientific technician for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlfe and has additional experience as public speaker, grant writer and events planner.
In her free time she volunteers at a wildlife rehab center and enjoys hiking, camping, reading and spending time with her house rabbits.
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