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Kirsten Colston

Special Education Teacher at Belton 124 School District

Living in Kansas, United States

Born in what is nicknamed “The Cave State”, Kirsten has spent many hours underground exploring Missouri’s thousands of caves. After participating in cave research on the declining populations of both bats and an endemic species of flatworm found only in one cave in the entire world, she realized what a strong impact humans are having on the environment. Even though caves are right below their feet, people often forget how they influence the fragile ecosystems within them.

Combining her love of science with her passion for educating people of all ability levels, Kirsten became a special education science teacher. Her goal is to make science education inclusive for all by instilling passion for science in all students. By educating the next generation on science and climate change, she hopes to make a lasting impact both in the caves in her home state and the entire world.

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Kirsten Holston

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Jen Martin

Amanda Bertana

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Deborah Sunter

Deborah Sunter

Alex Whirley

Alex Whirley

Elyse McMillen

Elyse McMillen

Nicole Cabana

Nicole Cabana

Dora Taggart

Dora Taggart

Julia Sheldon

Julia Sheldon

Ash Hoover

Ash Hoover

Kerry Redican

Kerry Redican

Wendi Pillars

Wendi Pillars

Gisele Montano

Gisele Montano

Lauren Fritz

Lauren Fritz

Kristina Burrack

Kristina Burrack

Leslie Ruyle

Leslie Ruyle

Colleen Fitzpatrick

Colleen Fitzpatrick

Rebecca Handcock

Rebecca Handcock

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BRITTA DENISE HARDESTY

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Jacqueline Lawrence-Sansbury

Jacqueline Lawrence-Sansbury

Emily Cross

Emily Cross

Theresa Löber

Theresa Löber

Sue Mills

Sue Mills

Céline Valéry

Céline Valéry

Jennifer Verduin

Jennifer Verduin

Karen Arthur

Karen Arthur

Megan McGrice

Megan McGrice

Nicola Waldron

Nicola Waldron

Martina Sanderson-Smith

Martina Sanderson-Smith

Kaylee Prince

Kaylee Prince

Marina Alexander

Marina Alexander

Jane Usher

Jane Usher

Katie Thomas

Katie Thomas

Lara Bereza-Malcolm

Lara Bereza-Malcolm

Alice Clark

Alice Clark

Stella Leonardi

Stella Leonardi

Kirsty Robinson

Kirsty Robinson

Kirsten Colston

Kirsten Colston

Jacqueline Madsen

Jacqueline Madsen

Sam Newstead

Sam Newstead

Johanna Johnson

Johanna Johnson

Linda Keyes

Linda Keyes

Fiona Melvin

Fiona Melvin

Louise Carroll

Louise Carroll

Alexandra Deprez

Alexandra Deprez

Judith Schinabeck

Judith Schinabeck

Mariana Blanco Bolaños

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Alison Peel

Alison Peel

Fran Cooke-Willis

Fran Cooke-Willis

Amanda Bond

Amanda Bond

Stephanie Baldwin Spincer

Stephanie Baldwin Spincer

Dominique Wisniewski

Dominique Wisniewski

Mariana Campos

Mariana Campos

Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown

Karen Barton

Karen Barton

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan

Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan

Marta Szulkin

Marta Szulkin

Françoise Amélineau

Françoise Amélineau

Erin Eastwood

Erin Eastwood

Shuling Huang

Shuling Huang

Noa Gonzalez Borrajo

Noa Gonzalez Borrajo

Catherine Wheller

Catherine Wheller

Cecilia Myers

Cecilia Myers

Sue Bestow

Sue Bestow

Julianna Gwiszcz

Julianna Gwiszcz

Gosia Korbas

Gosia Korbas

Abbie Norrish

Abbie Norrish

Imogen Fraser

Imogen Fraser

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Sonia Castañeda Rial

María Jesús Rapanague

María Jesús Rapanague

Stella Paffenholz

Stella Paffenholz

Emma Pidduck

Emma Pidduck

Alessia Sgobba

Alessia Sgobba

Irene Tierney

Irene Tierney

Sally Gordon

Sally Gordon

Caitlin Cherryh

Caitlin Cherryh

Anya Jones

Anya Jones

Shiyu Rachel Wang

Shiyu Rachel Wang

Misty Dawn Thorose

Misty Dawn Thorose

Annabel Dominguez

Annabel Dominguez

Holly Godden

Holly Godden

Florence Cotel

Florence Cotel

Caroline Corrigan

Caroline Corrigan

Katie Serjeantson

Katie Serjeantson

Rachel Cameron

Rachel Cameron

Linnea Spears-Lebrun

Linnea Spears-Lebrun

Gillian McCloskey

Gillian McCloskey

Shannon Kenrick-Rochon

Shannon Kenrick-Rochon

Natasha Cherednichenko

Natasha Cherednichenko

Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

Saffron Bryant

Saffron Bryant

Gretel Major

Gretel Major

Eva Sirantoine

Eva Sirantoine

Catherine Nielsen

Catherine Nielsen

Angeliki Diane Rigos

Angeliki Diane Rigos

Bridget Myers

Bridget Myers

Tine Schliewert

Tine Schliewert

Rachael Dudaniec

Rachael Dudaniec

Marina Campos

Marina Campos

Kathryn Whittey

Kathryn Whittey

Alison Thieme

Alison Thieme

Thea Gessler

Thea Gessler

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Jess Onie

Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall

Erin Hughes

Erin Hughes

Katri Harmoinen

Katri Harmoinen

Anindita Samsu

Anindita Samsu

Izzy Gavel

Izzy Gavel

Emily Kerr

Emily Kerr

Elizabeth Znidersic

Elizabeth Znidersic

Eveline Staub

Eveline Staub

Becky Schnekser

Becky Schnekser

Susan McDonald

Susan McDonald

Virginia Corrigan

Virginia Corrigan

Ros Green

Ros Green

Jara Martinez Sanchez

Jara Martinez Sanchez

Tali Mass

Tali Mass

Erinne Stirling

Erinne Stirling

Elaine Martyn

Elaine Martyn

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ANTHEA NICHOLLS

ROBYN HALL

ROBYN HALL

SARAH JOHNS

SARAH JOHNS

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TIFFINI JONES

TONIA GRAY

TONIA GRAY

Daisy Hessenberger

Daisy Hessenberger

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CINDY SHELLITO

VALERI VASQUEZ

VALERI VASQUEZ

YONA NEBEL-JACOBSEN

YONA NEBEL-JACOBSEN

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Jessamyn Fairfield

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YING ZHANG

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TERRI JUMP

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STEPHANIE DOLRENRY

MELODY DING

MELODY DING

MARY JO FORD

MARY JO FORD

RACHEL SHEFFIELD

RACHEL SHEFFIELD

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PATRICIA DUNNE

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MICHELE FINN

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MARGA GUAL SOLER

KRISTIN RAJA

KRISTIN RAJA

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KRISSA SKOGEN

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KATIE PIAZZA

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JEANETTE STARPINE

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INGRID ALBION

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GEORGIANA SIDOR

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ELAINE HUBER

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DEBORAH MUELLER

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CARLY QUISENBERRY

AMANDA HENSLEY

AMANDA HENSLEY

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ALLYSON O’BRIEN

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PHILIPPA WRIGHT

NICOLE WRIGHT

NICOLE WRIGHT

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MARJI PUOTINEN

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MARIA MOLINA

LISA ELENZ

LISA ELENZ

LESLEY SEFCIK

LESLEY SEFCIK

KRISTIN MITCHELL

KRISTIN MITCHELL

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KRISTEN HOWARD

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KERRY NICKOLS

KARIN VERSPOOR

KARIN VERSPOOR

KAREN JOHNS

KAREN JOHNS

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

ARTHEE JAHANGIR

ARTHEE JAHANGIR

AMELIA LETVIN

AMELIA LETVIN

ALLISON GREANEY

ALLISON GREANEY

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ALICIA COLLINS

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YITING WANG

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SYLVIA STRUCK

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SUSAN NATALI

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SUE MAUGER

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STACEY NOEL

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REBECCA WADDINGTON

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REBECCA DOYLE

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NINA EARL

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NICOLE FETCHET

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LAURA WELLS

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KIMBERLY VINETTE HERRIN

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KATHRYN SCOTT

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JUSTINE BARRETT

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JILL LYNN

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JESSICA BRAINARD

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JAMIE WOMBLE

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HILARY MCMANUS

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ELISA HARVEY

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BETH CHRISTIE

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ANA CHANG

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Deborah O’Connell

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ANNE CHRISTIANSON

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TRACEY GRAY

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PHOEBE BARNARD

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NANCY AUERBACH

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MERRYN MCKINNON

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MEREDITH NASH

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MELISSA HAEFFNER

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LAUREN DUBOIS

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KATHLEEN PATRICK

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IDA KUBISZEWSKI

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HEIDI STELTZER

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DYAN DENAPOLI

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COLLEEN FILIPPA

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BETTY TRUMMEL

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Priya Gandhi

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Natalie Barefoot

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NANCY GLENN

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Monica Hoyt

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Monica Green

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Laurie Lapat-Polasko

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Kristy Digiacomo

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Kristina Belton

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Karen Joyce

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Julianna Kadar

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Erica Donner

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Ellen Anderson

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Catherine Barry

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Rachel Villani

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Rebecca Wade

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Amie Figueiredo

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Shannon Babb

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Wang Yanhui

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Kathryn Michie

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Shona Yu

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Nilam Patel

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Katharina F Heil

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Marissa Giustina

Jordan Findley

Jordan Findley

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Samantha Elie

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Tiffany Vora

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Hailee Elida Hettrick

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Noa Bruhis

Kristanne Andersen

Kristanne Andersen

Toni Mizerek

Toni Mizerek

Kirsten Lee

Kirsten Lee

Shannon Esswein

Shannon Esswein

Maria Digiano

Maria Digiano

Nichola Clark

Nichola Clark