Virginia Ansaldi

Class of 2016

Virginia Ansaldi has completed her undergraduate studies in Marine Affairs and Policy at the University of Miami and worked there for 5 years as a team member and coordinator of the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program. She then continued her professional career as an outdoor educator at the renowned Catalina Island Marine Institute. However, after a year of living in California she decided that her hometown, Miami, was in need of the kind of experiential education that is abundant in CA. She has since become a high school biology and environmental science teacher, organizing numerous hands on STEM related opportunities for her students. Virginia truly has a passion for the outdoors and is a firm believer that by engaging in our natural heritage, we become ambassadors for these spaces. She hopes to connect many more people to the National Parks and provide holistic education for the conservation of our planet.