Director of Outreach | Earthfire Institute
Chelsea Carson began as a volunteer at Earthfire focused on increasing education and outreach by building capacity in environmental and community stewardship. She continues this goal as Earthfire Institute’s Director of Outreach. Chelsea attended Colorado State University where she graduated with a degree in Conservation and Wildlife Biology and she recently finished her Master’s Degree in Environmental Sociology from Idaho State University. Chelsea worked with Earthfire during her graduate career, as well as being a research and teaching assistant at ISU, studying the social-ecological dynamics of human-wildlife interactions, landowner decision making, and connectivity conservation. Her graduate studies were funded through a National Science Foundation grant, she is a previous Fulbright Research grantee, and has received awards for her commitment to conservation and community service during her undergraduate career at CSU.
Chelsea’s passion for wildness, beauty, adventure, and connection has been the basis of her career in conservation, outreach/education, and guiding. This work has taken her around the world studying and working in community sustainability, the connection between people and place, wildlife conservation, and permaculture. She is eager to bring her experiences of working within field biology, environmental education, and international and national naturalist and tour guiding to the Earthfire community and animals, helping to expand conservation to include the voices of all beings. In her free time, she enjoys exploring nature through human-powered mediums, connecting with all Life, and being.