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Email: kiraSCLC@gmail.com
When I was 18, I spent a gap year in Israel where I got to teach English to middle school students. Although I loved teaching, I was really excited to major in Environmental Studies in college.  After graduating from Miami University with a Bachelor's of Philosophy with a focus on environmental science, I was so happy to discover the world of Environmental Education, where my passion for ecology and environmental stewardship could merge with my love of teaching.  I have taught at four different science camps/environmental education organizations throughout CA spanning 16 years.  Before becoming a mom 7 years ago, I started exploring other interests and got certified as a yoga instructor, Master Practitioner of NLP and Life Coach.  In recent years, I have developed transformational hikes for adults and preteens, focusing on mindfulness, connection to nature and gratitude.
     I have had the pleasure of traveling to 22 different countries and am looking forward to international travel again, hopefully before too long.  I love snorkeling and SCUBA diving (in warm, tropical water), hiking anywhere, and almost anything that sparkles.