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Alexei Desmarais

Yellowstone Program Manager

Alexei comes to EPI from an international background. Although he was born in Colorado and considers that home, he spent a number of years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire, and other countries while growing up and attributes his diverse cultural and ecosystem awareness to this time traveling with his family. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and German, and an M.Ed. in Environmental Education. In the Pacific Northwest, he worked as an Americorps member to implement environmental community initiatives with high school students, as a wilderness mentor and EMT, and as an instructor with the Redfish School of Change, a field-based, bioregional program for undergraduates. Alexei is passionate about working with others to cultivate resilient, compassionate communities, and looks forward to using the power of EPI's field-based education to facilitate the building of foundational relationships between humans and their environment. Music, particularly Americana guitar and bluegrass, trail running, ski-mountaineering, and reading are some of his personal passions and past times.

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