Instructors

Tricia Blake

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Biographical Info

Raised in the deciduous forests and salt marshes of New England, Tricia grew up camping and exploring the outdoors. Her undergraduate studies in ecology brought field work on everything from turtles and coyotes to bats and birds–from Cape Cod to Queensland, Australia. She moved west and north, looking for wild places to work and play, and discovered a love of teaching along the way. She led backcountry and camping trips for kids and families from Massachusetts to Oregon, and eventually ventured north to Alaska where she led the the Alaska Bird Observatory’s education program for almost a decade.

Tricia has been with the Alaska Songbird Institute since its inception in 2013. As the Executive Director, she leads ASI’s daily operations, programs, fundraising, and finances, and works with the Board of Directors to provide overall strategic guidance.

Tricia holds a B.S. in Biology from Boston College and an M.S. in Ecological Education from Lesley University.