Lynnea formally founded Junior Wildlife Ranger in 2015, but her work on the project began in 2013. As a volunteer at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Lynnea collaborated with the refuge’s environmental education team to create the first Junior Refuge Ranger program in 2013. Since then, she has expanded the program to new sites around the United States. She is passionate about driving accessible environmental education and hands-on learning for youth. She hopes that the program will raise the next generation of environmental stewards. Lynnea is thrilled to work with such a talented and thoughtful team to develop the program from an idea on paper to reality. She is inspired by the dedication of the team to making a difference in children’s lives in appreciating the natural world.
Anjali Suresh Associate Director of Digital Development
Anjali Suresh graduated UC Berkeley in May 2018, with simultaneous degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Classical Civilizations. She is passionate about the intersection of computer science with the humanities and how this can increase interest and accessibility. Because of this, she is excited to be on the team in a technical capacity, and proud to be able to help further JWR’s website and national engagement. When she’s not at her computer, Anjali enjoys gardening, birdwatching, and playing with other people’s cats.
Emi Fogg Associate Director of Design
Emi Fogg is an undergraduate student at Brown University studying Cognitive Neuroscience. Her love for the outdoors grew from childhood trips to Yosemite Valley. She is a long time friend of Lynnea, and a strong supporter of inviting young people to enjoy and learn about nature; so joining the Junior Wildlife Ranger team as an artist/designer was a welcome opportunity. She hopes that through the Junior Wildlife Ranger programs, many children can learn to love and protect the beautiful and important natural places preserved around the world for generations to come.