Meet the naturalists behind our Creek Camps this year: Emily Roediger, Andria Cossolotto, Sami Semelroth and Brianna Haynes.
Emily Roediger – Naturalist
Emily Roediger is originally from Rochester, Minnesota. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with majors in Biology and Environmental Studies and minors in Geology and Music, and has an environmental education graduate certificate from Hamline University. She has over 4 years of experience with multiple environmental education organizations and has been a Naturalist at the Nature Center since 2016. Emily enjoys being outside whether she’s hiking and exploring new places, camping, playing tennis, bike riding or even just sitting!
Andria Cossolotto – Naturalist
Andria Cossolotto, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, came to Indian Creek Nature Center in May of 2016 having previously been a naturalist in western Iowa. As a staff Naturalist at ICNC, Andria leads school field trips and camps, helping to instill the love of nature in future generations. In her spare time, Andria works to help improve pollinator habitats and enjoys getting outdoors with her husband and two children whenever possible.
Sami Semelroth – Summer Naturalist
Sami Semelroth was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, attending programs at the Indian Creek Nature Center frequently. Her favorite is the Maple Syrup Festival. She recently graduated from Washington High School and will be attending Kirkwood’s Baking & Pastry Arts program before moving abroad to study in the Netherlands. She enjoys swimming, reading and learning languages. She is very excited for this adventure at Indian Creek Nature Center and can’t wait for it to begin!
Brianna Haynes – Summer Naturalist
Brianna Haynes is a freshman in college and currently attends the University of Iowa pursuing a degree in Environmental science. She is passionate about the environment and is very excited to be working at the Indian Creek Nature Center this summer! When Brianna is not working or studying, she enjoys hiking, camping, and being outside in nature!