Ecological Society of America
Education and Diversity Programs Office
1990 M Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
phone: 202-833-8773, fax: 202-833-8775; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Mourad is Director of Education and Diversity Programs at ESA. She has more than two decades of nonprofit management experience including program development, fundraising, membership development, event planning and grants management particularly in the area of youth and environmental education. Teresa leads several programs to diversify the field of ecology and to increase access and discovery of education resources. She directs ESA’s award-winning SEEDS program and leads several projects to advance ecology education and to accelerate environmental literacy, including the EcoEd Digital Library. Her interests include strategies to broaden participation in the sciences, socioenvironmental integration and improving teaching approaches in ecology education. She holds a BA in Sociology and English Literature and a MS in Environmental Education.
Fred Abbott-Torres is Diversity Programs Coordinator. He joined ESA in 2011. Fred is a SEEDS alumnus; he participated in two SEEDS field trips and was a founding member of his SEEDS campus chapter at the University of Puerto Rico – Humacao. Fred loves the outdoors and is passionate about ecology, conservation and public policy. Most recently, he was Field Manager at Lab787, a marketing firm, in which he developed campaigns focused on young adults and Supervisor at C3TECH, a science and technology museum in Caguas, PR where he managed more than 1,000 visitors per day. He received a B.S. in Biology with a major in Wildlife Management from UPR-H. His interest include herpetology, antiques, gardening and cooking.
Keegan McCrady is the Education Intern at the ESA. Raised in Texas, he was active in various 4-H programs and raised several species for show including goats and rabbits. Following his graduation from high school, he attended Lubbock Christian University where he was involved in both the Honors and Undergraduate Research programs. Beginning his sophomore year, he worked as a peer tutor in the university’s Center for Student Success where he tutored students in natural science subjects. Outside of class he was involved in the LCU choir and theatre programs. In 2013 he received a B.S. in Biology from Lubbock Christian University.
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