Vivian Ericson joined the Triangle education team in 2019 with four years of experience in science education and outdoor leadership. Vivian has developed and implemented hands-on curriculum for students of diverse backgrounds. She gained her passion for environmental justice while working for an elected official representing Southeast Los Angeles and analyzing natural resource policy. She further developed her knowledge of conservation policy while later acting as a consultant for environmental non-profits. In the classroom, Vivian is dedicated to empowering students to seek ownership of their knowledge and actions in order to forward conservation on the ground.