Environmental Educator

Office: Learning Center Building at Merry Lea

M.S. in Evolutionary and Wildlife Genomics, Purdue University, 2020

B.S. in Biochemistry, Calvin University, 2015

As an environmental educator, Rian fosters curiosity, discovery and wonder in Merry Lea’s PreK-12 and public programs. Rian gathered experience in public science programming, curriculum development and community learning to complement degrees in biochemistry and wildlife genomics before coming to Merry Lea fall 2021. On weekends and evenings, Rian enjoys backpacking, kayaking and cooking with friends while exploring northern Indiana.