Cara (M.A., she/her) strives to co-create a more just, caring, courageous, and playful world. As an education consultant, camp director, writer, somatic educator, and herbalist, Cara is passionate about fostering experiences that help people of all ages explore and express themselves, their relationships with place, and their relationships with each other. Cara designs and facilitates curricula for summer camps, environmental/agricultural education initiatives, land healing projects, and youth and young adult leadership development programs. She is particularly interested in how body-based wisdom can be integrated into land justice and decision-making processes, and how experiences of indigeneity, diaspora, migration, and colonization influence people’s relationships with place.
Cara consults with the North American Jewish environmental movement, serves as guest faculty in SIT Graduate Institute’s CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program, has directed and expanded three youth summer camps in the U.S., and works with a number of land-based educational organizations on both a project and long-term basis. As Gleaning Coordinator, Cara is particularly excited to deepen old and develop new relationships that can support culturally sensitive food systems transformation work in this watershed. Cara lives with her partner in Nipmuc and Abenaki homelands where there are few streetlights and many owls.