Liz Vogel joined TWS in 2018. As the National Director of Access and Education, she oversees TWS’s youth engagement efforts and Urban to Wild, a program in cities which seeks to address the barriers that Black, Indigenous and People of Color face when accessing nature and the outdoors. Liz also administers TWS’s Public Lands Curriculum, an educational resource that puts forward a more inclusive narrative about public lands and conservation history.
Liz lives with her husband and two daughters in Claremont, NH. She graduated with a BS in Biology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. Originally from Kennett Square, PA, Liz has spent much of her childhood and adult life seeking out adventures on public lands- from backpacking with her dad at a young age on the Appalachian Trail to leading youth trail crews 30 miles deep in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Her career has been focused on getting youth outside- for education, play, employment, and stewardship. She spent 15 years moving up the ranks at the Student Conservation Association, most recently as the National Programs Director, after many years in the field teaching environmental education and building trails in UT, NY, VA, IN, WY, MS, and CA.