Carly Rose

SPP Curriculum and Certification Coordinator
Master of Environmental Studies Program, The Evergreen State College

Carly is excited to be a part of the SPP team, working with incarcerated technicians, and community partners like the Institute for Applied Ecology and Oregon Food Bank’s Seed to Supper program to develop curriculum that will be used by incarcerated students to engage in peer-to-peer education. Her goal is for the curriculum to support individual, peer, and expert-led learning for incarcerated students.

Carly grew up in a rural farming community at the crux of the Cascade Mountains and the Puget Sound, surrounded by rivers, ocean, and farmland; the setting shaped her love for exploration and interest in how humans relate to their local environment. After high school, Carly engaged in self-led exploration of the organic farming world, working on small farms down the west coast to Oregon and California, and across the ocean to Hawaii. She gained experience in wild edible & medicinal plant identification and use, small-scale sustainable gardening, composting, rain catchment and storage, and cob and straw bale building methods. With her baby in tow, she also taught sustainability skills to youth at the High Desert Center for Sustainable Studies in the western high desert of Colorado.

Carly returned to northwest Washington’s to attend Western Washington University and completed her B.A. Sociology with an American Cultural Studies minor in 2014. She worked in a variety of human service settings: from supported employment, to behavioral intervention support with youth in foster care, to peer counseling at the Community Youth Services transitional age youth mental health program.

SPP aligns with Carly’s interests at the intersection of social services and environmental study. She looks forward to a career in human services and environmental education.