Lori Kiesser, Orange County Department of Education

Lori Kiesser is the development officer for the Orange County Department of Education’s Inside the Outdoors, where she leads education and partnerships, working closely with school districts, community-based organizations, and strategic partners toward a goal to provide relevant environmental literacy experiences for all students. Over 120,000 students each year connect to the natural world through Inside the Outdoors’ environment-based traveling scientist, field trip, and service learning programs. A desire to ensure equitable access to transformative environment-based experiences for every student drives Lori’s work with Inside the Outdoors and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative.