A native Delawarean, Lisa Wool grew up either playing in creeks in northern Delaware or body-surfing the waves in Rehoboth. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware’s Agricultural College with a concentration in Wildlife Conservation, as well as minors in Animal Science and Biology. Lisa spent the past 16 years at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary creating and implementing innovative education and outreach projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Prior to that, she worked for Delaware Greenways, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Fish and Wildlife, as well as Parks and Recreation. When she’s not out exploring her new home, the Nanticoke, she enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters.
Beth Wasden- Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
A Georgia native, Beth Wasden has resided on the Delmarva Peninsula since 2004. Beth has a B.A. in history and Russian Studies from Syracuse University. She served two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer coordinator at Fort Delaware State Park from 2004 through 2006 and managed the volunteer program at Pickering Creek Audubon Center for three years. Beth has worked with a number of volunteers–groups and individuals–and has been with the NWA since 2010. In addition to her volunteer coordinator experience, Beth writes fiction and has written Web-based non-fiction professionally.
Meleine (Mel) Yao- AmeriCorps Member
Meleine Yao grew up playing and working along the Anacostia River in Prince George’s County, MD. Meleine is receiving a B.A in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology from Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. She studied abroad Fall 2016 in Tanzania for Wildlife Management, during which she collected data from the field independently and participated in numerous conservation outreach programs. This past summer, she mentored teenagers through multiple environmental impact projects and managed care for exotic species for educational programs. Meleine is serving her first AmeriCorps short-term position with the NWA. She is eager to work with the local community on enhancing their knowledge about their watershed.