Meet Andrea Aust
Andrea has been ACES' Education Director since the summer of 2019. Andrea has been fascinated with nature and wildlife for as long as she can remember. After she graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Environmental Science, she landed her dream job as a naturalist at ACES. That summer, she discovered she loved sharing her passion and wonder for the environment with others, and that set her down her career path in environmental education. Andrea taught, developed, and managed marine science and environmental education programs on Catalina Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area, and went on to earn her M.A. in Teaching and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco.
Prior to returning to ACES, she worked at KQED, a public television and radio station in San Francisco, where she developed science education resources and provided professional learning for science educators for 12 years.
On summer evenings and weekends, you’re likely to find Andrea out on a trail photographing wildflowers. In the winter, she’s on the slopes, constantly remarking about the beauty of this magical place.