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Nancy Fiske joined the staff in September, 2013.  She brings to NJ Audubon a strong background in environmental conservation, education programming and community outreach.  Most of Ms. Fiske’s career has been focused upon instilling in people an awareness and appreciation for the natural world.

After a career which included work with the NYC Parks Department Urban Park Rangers, Staten Island Historical Society, Director of Education at the Staten Island Zoo, and Curator of Education with the NY Zoological Society’s Prospect Park Wildlife Center, Nancy moved to National Audubon Society, where she served as Field Membership Director and later Donor/Field Services Manager.   As Sanctuary Director at Plainsboro Preserve, Ms. Fiske is looking forward to getting back into education and the environment.

Nancy has served as a volunteer in a number of community organizations, including the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, and as a local Girl Scout leader.  She has been active in the Plainfield community, having served as a consultant to the Plainfield Library for the redesign of the Children’s Library, helping to create a Tropical Forest themed center that has won several design awards.     

Nancy resides in Plainfield where she and husband Lamont Blowe operate a B&B.  Click here for more information on Ms. Fiske's background.

 

Lindsey Fenner : Teacher Naturalist

Lindsey Fenner joined the New Jersey Audubon’s Plainsboro Preserve in 2013 as a Teacher Naturalist. Lindsey earned her B.S. in Conservation and Environmental Studies and a minor in Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle. She then moved to South Carolina to study bee and plant populations in the pinelands. She is now working on Ed. M. in Science Education at Rutgers University. For her Master’s research, Lindsey created a citizen science project for volunteers wanting to learn more about the pollination of crop plants. Lindsey was a Watershed Ambassador for the DEP where she taught children about water conservation issues and facilitated water monitoring programs within the Crosswicks, Doctors, and Assiskunk Watershed. Lindsey also created wetland stewardship programs with the Boy Scouts of Plumstead Twp to promote awareness for wetlands and their inhabitants. Lindsey believes supporting the natural curiosity in children through free exploration and discovery is the key to great environmental education and is excited to be apart of the NJ Audubon team at the Plainsboro Preserve.

 

 

 

 

Anna Wright-Piersanti: Teacher Naturalist

 


Anna Wright-Piersanti joined NJ Audubon last summer as the Camp Intern, and very happy to be back as the Nature Center Assistant. Anna earned her B.A. in Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. She loves hiking, and going birding. As a Girl scout and Venture scout, she spent much of her childhood surrounded by nature. Anna believes that the best way for children to appreciate the outdoors is to explore and discover with their own hands.

 

 

 

 

Pable Penagos: Nature Store Associate 
(photo coming soon)

Pablo Penagos joined the NJA Plainsboro Preserve in 2013 as a Nature Store Associate. Pablo earned a B.S. in Environmental Anthropology from Rutgers University. He has done intercultural interchange exploration in the Galapagos Islands, the Andes Mountains, and the Subtropical Amazonian regions of Ecuador. He led the NJPIRG Water Campaign at Rutgers Newark Campus for Community Outreach and Environmental Cleaning. Inspired by human behavior as a result of our natural  ecological and geological surroundings, Pablo's cultural bilingual skills make him a great addition to the Plainsboro Preserve. He is humbled to have been incorporated into the NJA Plainsboro Preserve staff and believes that multicultural incorporation through nature is an essential part of our community.