Kate Yeater grew up making inedible chalk Kool-Aid, riding bikes, and playing pinecone factory on her family’s farm in rural Ohio. In college she discovered a passion for sustainability, conservation, and community capacity-building after working with an indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon and researching tropical deforestation. After finishing her anthropology degree, she started post-grad life in the mountains of central Idaho. Kate is excited to continue working outdoors and learning with and from the students and staff at McDowell Farm School! Once the spring season concludes, she will begin her 2-year Peace Corps service as a natural resource management volunteer in Malawi, southeastern Africa.