Meet Katelyn Wiese, a Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology Program instructor for Ecology Project International. Originally from Norway, Katelyn has been living in Missoula for the past three years. She attended college in Santa Barbara, California, where she worked as a TA for the geology department's lab classes and tutored for the geology lecture classes and week-long field classes. This experience inspired Katelyn to seek jobs where she can facilitate hands-on learning. Katelyn holds an AA in Geology from Santa Barbara City College and a BS in Geology from the University of Montana.
Katelyn is excited to learn about the Yellowstone ecosystem and share her knowledge with the program participants. She's passionate about witnessing personal growth and getting others excited about nature and everything they will be doing. Katelyn spends most of her free time in the warmer months fly fishing, camping, biking, and swimming in the rivers. In the winter, she enjoys cross country skiing and snowboarding. Katelyn also loves going to shows, doing craft projects, and being out in her yard. In 2019, Katelyn received a "Spirit of Geology Award" from Santa Barbara City College's geology department for showing "excellence and engagement in the field".