Cielle Watjen Brown (she/her/ella)
Program Staff / Personal del programa
Cielle grew up in the redwood forests of Mendocino and spent most of her time in the woods flipping over logs in search of critters. She went to high school in Hawai’i where she developed a passion for outdoor education and followed her curiosity and love of wild things to UC Davis to study Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology. After living in Oakland, Cielle spent the last two years working as a kindergarten teacher at Wild Roots Forest School here in Santa Barbara which lead her to WYP. She is excited that her schedule has allowed her to be part of both programs! Cielle has loved growing in community and deepening her own nature connection alongside the children, where she still gets to flip over logs in search of critters. Cielle enjoys cooking decadent meals with friends, exploring wild spaces with her dog, swimming, and camping.