Rita is thrilled to be part of the Outdoor School Team. She loves working on programs that make a significant impact on the world, which bleeds into her free time, where she works to support equality for people of all genders. She previously worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography as the Administrative Coordinator on the International Ocean Discovery Program, and prior to that was a senior project manager at an environmental consulting firm. Rita earned her M.S. in Geology from University of Missouri-Columbia, and a B.S. in Geology from Western Illinois University.