Hilary-Anne Coppola is a SUNY-ESF graduate- B.S. in Natural History and Interpretation, minor in Environmental Writing and Rhetoric- and a trained interpretive guide. The most fascinating “-ologies” in her life are mycology, entomology, and bryology. At SUNY-ESF, she acted as Undergraduate Student Association representative for the Alpha Xi Sigma Honor Society, writer and editor for The Knothole, and avian collection curator for the Roosevelt Wildlife Collection. Her drive to connect humans to understand and value all life has led her to work at Beaver Lake Nature Center, multiple Vermont state parks, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, Playschool Preschool, and now at CCE Onondaga as a 4-H environmental educator. Outside her work engagements, she is staff at the Syracuse Zen Center and volunteers at a local wildlife rehab center and as a writer, editor, and event/outreach facilitator with the Syracuse Peace Council.