Kristin LoVerde, Education Coordinator

In 2011, Kristin LoVerde joined Openlands as the Education Coordinator. Before joining the Openlands team, Kristin worked for Southern Illinois University as the Program Coordinator for the Underway Adventure/ Environmental Ed-ventures Program at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. She developed, implemented, and managed various outdoor programs for kindergarteners through adults. Since moving back to Chicago, she was the lead instructor for a Horticulture/ Landscape Design Program at a Chicago Public High School as part of the After School Matters Program. To date she has assisted with installing over 10 school gardens and has facilitated a wide range of teacher workshops.


Kristin has a B. S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign- Urbana. Currently, she is enrolled in the Master of Education Program through Quincy University in Quincy, IL.