Rebecca Hunter spearheads public engagement for Wildlands Network’s Pacific Wildway project. Rebecca mobilizes supporters and community members, develops connectivity education, and promotes wildlife advocacy in the Pacific project area. She also provides outreach for the Trusting Wildness blog.
Rebecca graduated from Colorado College in 2016, where she studied Ecology and English. She worked as a research assistant on a demography study of flammulated owls in Colorado for the 2015 and 2016 breeding seasons. Rebecca went on to conduct independent research on the climatic and environmental factors that influence brood dynamics in flammulated owls. After college, she taught sixth grade science at KIPP Heritage Academy, a public charter school in San Jose, California, where she emphasized the value of excellent science writing and took an interdisciplinary approach to STEM education. Rebecca moved to Seattle and joined Wildlands Network in fall 2017.
In her free time, Rebecca loves to hike, climb, snowshoe, kayak, bird-watch, camp, and stargaze in the Pacific Northwest backcountry. She enjoys reading, rowing on a Seattle crew team, and listening to music ranging from Bob Dylan to Mac Dre.