A first-generation American with roots on the beautiful island of St. Lucia, Rachel Buissereth is a passionate and committed interdisciplinary scientist and outdoor educator. After completing a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in Environmental Science and Theatre, Rachel received a Fulbright Undergraduate Research Scholarship to develop participatory methods for showing and sharing knowledge with Indigenous people in Australia. She found her passion for environmental education through her work spending time outside telling environmental stories.
After leaving Australia, Rachel pursued environmental education at Driftwood Education Centre in St. Simons Island and The Catalina Island Marine Institute. She most recently continued her education with a Masters of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on creating equity in outdoor education using culturally responsive pedagogies.
Rachel’s dedication to youth engagement, environmental sustainability, and equity in education drives all her future ventures. She envisions a future with broad-reaching, project-based, outdoor programs which integrate local art, culture, service, and leadership to create the next generation of environmental leaders. When she’s not outside or working with students, you can find Rachel at the theatre (on stage or in the audience), curled up with a good book, or talking to an old friend. She is grateful to have the opportunity to do such important and necessary work with MEarth and will continue working to ensure that every child has a life-changing experience in nature.