For over a decade I directed all the educational programs at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. Education is the foundation for cultivating our future generations to be stewards of their environment and community. One of my most impactful environmental accomplishments at Fiske was creating a program called “Climate Change in our Backyard” which focuses applying NIMBY to localized effects of climate change in Boulder and the Front Range. Another environmental project I am proud of is leading the effort create the nation’s largest Dark Sky Reserve in Central Idaho with the Idaho Conservation League. The Dark Sky Reserve is providing a more holistic, ground up approach to conservation.