Hannah Reynolds ’22, Psychology

Certificate(s): Environmental Studies

I interned as a teaching assistant for the Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs. Each week, my fellow interns and I went to 15 different schools to teach through experiential learning centered on hands-on experiences. In class, we played conservation-oriented games that we developed for a classroom setting based on American games such as Taboo, Hangman, Jeopardy and Pictionary. I helped design lessons specific to Kenyan ecosystems. I worked with each school to prepare for Community Conservation Day, a community-wide event where students presented posters, poems and plays to share what they learned about conservation with the public. During this internship, I learned strategies for overcoming language barriers, found ways to test the students’ learning while having fun, and gained leadership experience. As a result of this experience, I have gained an increased interest in behavioral ecology and conservation. I hope to pursue courses and independent work in psychology related to sustainable behavior and conservation.