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Staff

Jennifer Mathews, Interim Head of School jenautumnleaves
jen@coastalstudiesforgirls.org

Inspiration
“Often when we work toward our dreams, our dreams don’t come true, but by giving our all to them, we come true.”  –M. Nepo

Related Activities

  • Business and Outreach Manager, Coastal Studies for Girls, Freeport, ME (2012-2016)
  • Publicity Coordinator, Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, Graduate School of Oceanography URI, Narragansett, RI ( 2011-2012)
  • Maine Small Business Owner, On Board Fabrics, Edgecomb, ME (1984-2011)
  • Board Member, Juniper Hill School for Place Based Education, Alna, ME

Education

  • B.A. Women’s Studies, University of Southern Maine (1992)

 

Suzy Sargent, Office Manager & Graphic Artist
info@coastalstudiesforgirls.org

Inspiration
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”  –Buddha

Related Activities

  • Tour Guide/Deckhand, Casco Bay and Coastal Southern Maine (2010-2013)
  • Tour Director, Smithsonian Student Travel, NYC, Boston and Washington, DC (2012)
  • Freelance Graphic Artist (1997-2009)
  • Interpretive Specialist, Stanislaus National Forest, Sonora, CA (1999)

Education

  • University of Southern Maine, English (1982-1985)
  • International Tour Management Institute, San Francisco, CA (2009)
  • Portland History Docent Certification, Portland, ME (2010)

 

Carolyn Sass, Director of Student Life
carolyn@coastalstudiesforgirls.org

Inspiration
There are things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” –Willa Cather

Related Activities

  • Clinician, Westwood Youth & Family Services, Westwood, MA (2015-2016)
  • Social Worker, Newton Public Schools & Newton One-to-One Mentor Program, Newton, MA (2104-2015)
  • Solar Energy Consultant, SolarCity Corporation,San Mateo,CA (2007-2013)
  • Counselor & Outdoor Trips Leader, Camps Newfound and Owatonna, Harrison, ME (Summers 2003-2006)
  • Co-Facilitator, InterGroup Dialogue, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA (2006-2007)
  • Intern, A Wider Circle, Bethesda, MA (2006)

Education

  • M.S.W. Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA (2016)
  • Family Therapy Certificate Program, Boston University School of Social Work (2016)
  • Group Work Specialization, Boston University School of Social Work (2016)
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (2007)
  • Semester Program, Peace ad Conflict Resolution, American University, Washington, DC (2006)

 

Chelsea Verria, Admissions Associate
chelsea@coastalstudiesforgirls.orgChelsea Verria

Inspiration
“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as foundations of timber and irrigating rivers, but as foundations of life.”  –John Muir

Related Activities

  • Outdoor Environmental Educator at Nature’s Classroom, Ivoryton, CT (2013-2015)
  • Farm Volunteer at Bushy Hill Nature Center, Ivoryton, CT (2014-2015)
  • Program Manager and Nature Specialist at Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England Camp Hoffman, West Kingston, RI (2011, 2013-2014)
  • Campus Visit Program: Student Co-coordinator at the The Office of Undergraduate Admission of Simmons College, Boston, MA (2011-2013)
  • Policy Intern at Environment Massachusetts, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Education Intern at the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA (2012-2013)
  • Habitat Restoration Intern at Save the Bay, Providence, RI (2012)

Education

  • B.S. Environmental Science (minors in biology and sustainability), Simmons College (2013)
  • Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) Travel Course Program: Sustainability Through Community — Lessons from Iceland (2012)

 

Gail Worthen, Food Services Director
gail@coastalstudiesforgirls.org
Gail Worthen

Inspiration
“I am not afraid of the storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” –Louisa May Alcott

Related Activities

  • Owner, Chebeague Island Bakery and Catering, Chebeague Island, ME (1991 – present)
  • Head Baker and Food Coordinator for Events, Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Bull Moose Bakery and Café (2003-2009)
  • Co-owner/Bookkeeper, Chebeague Island Lobster Pound (1993-1998)
  • Mother of two grown daughters, Emma and Addie

Education

  • Johnson State College Liberal Arts Studies (1973-1975)
  • Preserving Foods with Ruth Hertzburg, University of Vermont, Burlington (1974)
  • Boulangerie with Claude Cote, Le Cordon Bleu, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (September 2000)
  • 40 years of food exploration!