2013 Scholarship Winner

Carmen Francesco

Honesdale High School

Carmen graduated from Prescott College in Arizona in May, 2017 with a degree in Environmental Education. She had some very interesting conservation experiences while she was in college.  She worked as an intern in Maharashtra, India.  She taught local school girls how to practice sustainable farming skills with the creation of a school garden.  She was also able to document the damages that result from the extraction of local resources and toxin exposure by outside industries.  She also worked in Iowa, New York and Norway.  She earned her Master’s degree in December 2017, after having begun her work on her graduate degree while still an undergraduate. 

Carmen is currently employed by the Girl Scouts of America as their Outdoor Experience Specialist and Camp Director.  She works to build the girls’ outdoor leadership skills and appreciation for the environment.  “I love that I get the chance to be outdoors and teach girls how to be comfortable with themselves and the natural world.”