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Katie Lyn Puffer

Katie-Lyn Puffer

Education Manager (she/her)
Katie-Lyn coordinates MJV’s education and outreach programs, which include professional development programs for teachers and educators, local programming, and public courses both virtual and in-person. She also works to connect partners and the public to the resources they need for monarch conservation and education. Born and raised in southeast Wisconsin, she moved to Minnesota for school and never left, now residing in the Twin Cities area. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Environmental Sciences Policy and Management. Previous to MJV, Katie-Lyn worked as an informal educator at museums, zoos, nature centers and park systems where she led and coordinated summer camps, field trips, and outdoor education programs for all ages. Most recently she held the position of Education Program Coordinator for the former Monarch Lab, from which many of MJV’s education programs stem. Katie-Lyn enjoys the opportunities MJV has to work with so many people devoted to and interested in promoting conservation and education. She loves having such an integral role in providing them with the tools and skills they are seeking. In her free time, she can be found hiking, camping, reading, knitting and spending time with her son.