Erin Stimer

Roles at NAAEE:

eePRO Group Leader

Conservation and Behavior Change Group Moderator

County of Orange, California

Erin is a passionate conservationist with a varied background in human behavior research, environmental education, and public service. She holds a Master of International Development degree in development planning and environmental sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh. She also completed a minor in disaster management and a graduate certificate in Asian studies. Erin also holds a BA in English and a professional certificate in organizational leadership and ethics, also from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a certified National Geographic Educator, a Project Wild facilitator, and a co-coordinator for her local FrogWatch chapter. Presently, she is an education specialist at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she focuses primarily on early childhood education and nature play.

Prior to becoming a zoo educator, Erin was a Peace Corps volunteer in western Kenya. She worked with local primary school teachers to create a wildlife club, plant trees, create compost stations on school grounds, and to implement a variety of other healthy living projects. Erin has also worked as a project manager for several behavior-based research studies and as a grants analyst at the University of Pittsburgh. When she’s not at the Zoo, Erin enjoys hiking, traveling, and reading.