Cari joined the NPT team in September 2015. As the Education Coordinator, she works to support all aspects of the Buddy Bison School Program and Kids to Park Day at NPT. Cari obtained her Bachelor of Arts in equine science from Otterbein University and her Masters of Education in secondary education with a concentration in biology from DePaul University. As an educator for Chicago Public Schools, Cari instilled a love of physical, earth, and life science in middle school students in the Pilsen-Little Village community. Cari's skills and experience make her a great addition to the NPT team to help engage youth with nation's parks.