Jennifer Rydzewski is an environmental interpreter with the Forest Preserve District. She brings more than 10 years of experience to her profession in environmental education, including history in the classroom, community, outdoor, residential camp and zoo settings. She earned a B.S. in animal sciences and M.S. in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.A. in zoology with a focus on community-based conservation and experiential learning from Miami University. She enjoys sharing her excitement over nature with others.