Interns 2019

Kristina Hayek–Environmental Education Intern

Kristina Hayek

I graduated from William Paterson University of New Jersey in January 2019 with a degree in Biology, concentrating in Ecology & minoring in Environmental Science & Anthropology. Throughout college, I worked in STEM-education facilities & presented award-winning conferences. I’ve been visiting Trailside since I was young. I’m excited to work in a place that meant so much to me growing up. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends & family, hiking, traveling & just having a good time.

Courtney Larson–Zookeeper & Environmental Education Intern

Courtney Larson

I graduated in 2017 from Colorado State University with a BA in Wildlife Biology. I’m originally from Seattle, but I have moved around to work on a variety of research projects. Most of my experience is with birds, but I have also worked with bats, wolves & plants. If I had to choose my favorite animal to work with I would pick bats, because they are not only very important to the environment but a misunderstood animal. I’m excited to be a part of the Trailside crew & educate people on the environment & our animals.Outside of work, I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling and training for triathlons.