In September, Adkins Arboretum welcomed Kellen McCluskey as a part-time youth educator. McCluskey is assisting Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton during the busy fall and spring field trip season.
Born and raised in the “Garden State,” Kellen graduated from American University in 1994 with a degree in International Studies and German. She interned at World Wildlife Fund, served as a short-term educator for the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, and worked for the Conservation Fund while living in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to her teaching position at Adkins, Kellen taught in the Queen Anne’s County Public School System as a substitute teacher. She and her husband are raising three young naturalists in the Centreville area.
by Jenny Houghton
Youth Program Coordinator