Luciana Ranelli’s personal and professional life revolves around fostering connections among people, ideas, and place. She has demonstrated experience and leadership in environmental education (EE), recently as Youth and Family Programs Director at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and Field Education Faculty at Teton Science Schools. At the national scale, Luciana trains environmental educators on practices for authentic community engagement as part of the ee360 team at Antioch University New England. She wrote a module for the North American Association of Environmental Education with resources to continue momentum toward social and environmental justice within the field. Luciana earned a Master of Science in environmental studies with an EE concentration at Antioch University New England and a Bachelor of Arts in biology and secondary education at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Among a group, Luciana values converging on a shared purpose and noticing or creating opportunities for joy. Finding a bird she associates with wilderness under a hedge in a city stands among the magical nature moments in her most recent memory, and she’s excited for more near the St. Louis River Estuary.