Katie Avery was raised in Oakland, California and Lugano, Switzerland.
Growing up, she spent a lot of time hiking, camping and skiing with her family, forming an appreciation of the outdoors and wild spaces. Her
interest in environmental conservation began while volunteering in her
high school’s Living Laboratory for her environmental science class. After graduating from the University of California with a degree in Anthropology she traveled through South East Asia, working on organic farms along the way. She is excited to begin working to inspire in children the same love and respect for nature that she developed as a child.