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Abby Beissinger
Conservation Ambassador Program Coordinator for Natural Resources Conservation Academy
Visiting Assitant Extension Educator
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

University of Connecticut
U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087


Office: W.B. Young Building, Room 230


Phone: (860) 486-5239
Fax: (860) 486-5408

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Abby Beissinger is the Program Coordinator of the Conservation Ambassador Program in the NRCA and a Visiting Assistant Extension Educator in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UConn. She has worked in both national and international capacities to develop and implement hands-on programming for youth to engage in community-based environmental stewardship. She is passionate about working with students to provide them with the resources, tools, and support needed to execute high quality conservation projects with diverse community partners and collaborators.


M.S. 2016   Washington State University, Plant Pathology
B.A. 2011   University of Wisconsin-Madison, Anthropology


2017 - Present Visiting Assistant Extension Educator, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
2014 - 2016 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, Washington State University, Mount Vernon, WA.
2014 Trek Leader, Sarvodaya USA, San Isidro, Costa Rica
2013 Crew Leader, Student Conservation Association, Chicago, IL
2011 - 2013 Service Learning Coordinator & AmeriCorps Volunteer, Groundwork Lawrence & MassLIFT, Lawrence, MA
2010 - 2011 Research Coordinator & Agriculture Consultant, EDGE Project, Lingira Island, Uganda & Madison, WI
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840