Navit’s commitment to the natural world took shape early on, while growing up next to a national forest in western Nebraska. She followed her interests in the sciences to a small college surrounded by apple orchards and farmland in western Massachusetts. Earning her degree in Ecology from Hampshire College in 2010, Navit complemented her education with three fantastic internships with the Student Conservation Association. She spent a summer exploring the avalanches and mountains of the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington as a Forest Ranger. A season at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in Nebraska as a Jr. Ranger Ambassador brought her back to the prairies and introduced her to the field of environmental education. A natural resources internship at the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont brought about a strong interest in land management and community engagement, leading her to join the Parks Conservancy Stewardship Program in September 2011.