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Leopold Week  •  Virtual Programming

Kei Kohmoto

Program Associate

As the Education Associate, my day to day includes leading our initiative to transcribe the historic Leopold Shack Journals and assist with our educational programming and our Future Leaders Program. I’m excited for this opportunity to work so closely with the Journals he wrote in at the Shack that eventually inspired A Sand County Almanac—and to help continue the Leopold legacy through our meaningful programming.  

I joined the Leopold team as an Education & Communications Fellow in 2021. Thanks to my new mentors and friends, I’ve become more observant of the natural world around me and continue to learn about my own and others’ relationships with the land. For me, that looks like sharing my new excitement and knowledge of sandhill cranes with our visitors in the fall, working in our awesome greenhouse in the winter, planning for my first garden in the spring, and greeting monarch butterflies in the summer.  

I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor’s Program in the Environment, where I specialized in environmental communication. I hope to apply and expand on my academic background with my experiences here by learning how fostering our own land ethics can lead to positive change in the world around us.