Charissa is an educator and advocate who brings a tremendous amount of equity, diversity, and inclusion experience to the Outdoor School team. Originally from Suriname, she is interested in (re)connecting folks to their environments. Most recently, Charissa served as the environmental education coordinator for Tualatin Riverkeepers. Her successful outreach work is widely recognized in the environmental education community, and the Outdoor School program team is thrilled she decided to help lead our work to fulfill our unwavering commitment to Outdoor School for all. Charissa earned her M.S. in environmental studies from Antioch University New England and a B.A. in environmental studies from New College of Florida.