Lori Powell is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at CIRES. She has a background in managing educational programs, projects, and partnerships. Before joining CIRES Education and Outreach she worked as the Director of Thorne Nature Preschool, and she has worked as an educator in a variety of environments instructing students of all ages. Her focus areas have included early childhood and elementary education, outdoor education, sustainability education, place-based education, and technology education. Lori holds an MA in Education and Human Development from CU Denver and a BS in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia. In her free time, she can be found enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family.