Meet Hope Braithwaite
Hello, my name is Hope Braithwaite and I am humbled and honored to be the new coordinator for Utah Water Watch. Thanks to all of you amazing volunteers for making this program possible! Here is a little info about me. I would love to hear about you and why you are a Utah Water Watch volunteer. Feel free to email, call, or stop by my office if you're in the area.
Office Phone #: (435) 919-1324
Address: Utah State University Davis County Extension Office (Room 122D)
80 East 725 South, Suite B Kaysville, UT 84037
Hope spent much of her childhood romping through the forests, deserts, and wetlands in her backyard in southern Utah. Her passion for the outdoors grew from those experiences hiking and exploring. Hope attended Utah State University. She earned a B.S. in Wildlife Science and minors in Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies because she couldn’t make up her mind which subject she enjoyed most, but knew she eventually needed to graduate. During the summers she helped on research projects, from conducting plant surveys in the Colorado Plateau to trapping geese in the Yukon Delta, Alaska. Although Hope found great joy in being outdoors collecting data that could help answer important ecological questions, she felt that something was missing. When Hope worked for Water Quality Extension at USU she found her missing piece, environmental education. Hope loves learning, sharing her newfound knowledge with others, and watching students explore and make their own discoveries. Hope earned a M.S. in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University and is thrilled to be back with Utah State University pursuing her passion in research and environmental education, especially as it relates to Utah's waters.