Aliza Kawecki

Aliza Kawecki, has a long history with the School of Conservation. She first came to the school as a 5th grade student, returning a few years later for the summer music camp, and again as an intern, teaching 2008-2009. Aliza has a love for the outdoors that began in her childhood going on hikes in Stokes State Forest. She received her undergraduate degree from Prescott College in Environmental Education in 2005 and her Master’s of Science in Environmental Education in 2016 from Southern Oregon University. Following college, she traveled the country teaching Environmental Education for several years. In 2014, Aliza returned to New Jersey and shifted her focus from EE to organic farming and gardening. Her greatest passion in life is working with plants and especially loves experimenting with native plants. In 2020 she had a daughter named Iris, who is already on her way to becoming a very observant naturalist like her mother.​