Tess Conway

Environmental Educator
  • Chicago, IL
  • September 10, 2019

My name is Tess Conway and I am a Chicago native and environmentalist. I recently graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies. I currently work for REI's local outdoor programs as a full time instructor and admin. I previously worked for the Chicago Park District's Under Illinois Skies program as an Environmental Educator. I am incredibly interested in working for Friends of the Parks!

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Bachelor's of Environmental Studies @ DePaul University
Aug 2015 — Jun 2019
Graduated Magne Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies. Predominately interested with how humans interact with our environment and how it affects our environmental worldview through biophilia.


Outdoor Instructor and Admin @ REI
May 2019 — Current
Instruct outdoor programs for children and adults including but not limited to: leave no trace principles, hiking, camping, cycling, and wilderness survival.
Environmental Educator @ Chicago Park District
May 2018 — Nov 2018
Engage Chicago youth in outdoor, hands-on nature/science exploration, perform community environmental outreach throughout Chicagoland, lead guided nature walks in urban and natural spaces, teach outdoor exploration skills while incorporating interaction with local native ecosystems.

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