Lindsey Hamilton

Graduate Research Assistant
The Evergreen State College

Lindsey Hamilton grew up moving around the western United States, spanning the region from Alaska to Arizona and several points in between. Whether she was camping in the mountains or building forts in the desert, she was most inspired when she was surrounded by nature. This led her to pursue a B.A. in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she participated in research on the ecological effects of the invasive Coqui frog on native Hawaiian forests, and, yes, studied on the beach.

Her professional experience includes many seasons working with the US Forest Service doing fire suppression, native plant propagation, and botanical and wildlife surveying. She also worked with the Boise National Forest Civil Rights Team conducting outreach and recruitment in local Hispanic communities and creating events for underserved youth.  She spent many hours volunteering at the World Center for Birds, a wildlife refuge, as well as various environmental education events in Boise, Idaho.

Lindsey decided to pursue her interests further and learn how to incorporate the different dimensions (environmental, social, and economic) of sustainability to solve conservation problems. She is now a graduate student in the Masters in Environmental Studies Program at The Evergreen State College. Lindsey is very excited to coordinate SPP’s Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly rearing program at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women. She feels that SPP’s mission is closely aligned with her own interests, and looks forward to learning and growing with the program.