Interim Executive Director | Volunteer & Program Manager
(She/Her) Shannah joins the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens with a wildlife biology and conservation background. She graduated from Towson University in August 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Biology. She has studied black caiman, prairie dogs, and box turtles, among other species. Her passions include connecting minority groups to science and giving back to her community. She mentors undergraduate members of her multicultural sorority (Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.) and encourages them to spend time in nature. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing, watching anime and cosplaying, going to the movies, trying new recipes, and exploring outdoor spaces around Maryland and DC.
Since joining FoKAG in January of 2021, Shannah has assisted in implementing the volunteer program, WELLderness: An Outdoor Wellness Series and leading pond-dipping exercises with campers during week-long Jr Ranger Adventure Squad camps. She is excited to continue fostering the connections she has made with the residents in Wards 7 & 8 and regular volunteers.
Marketing & Development Manager
(202) 753-0013 | MEGAN@fokag.org
As Marketing & Development Manager, Megan works to promote the exciting programs at the park that inspire curiosity, creativity, and healthy living. She graduated from NC State University in May of 2019 with a degree in Fashion & Textile Brand Management & Marketing and minored in Arts Entrepreneurship. Megan volunteers in clean-up events and writes letters to elders. She enjoys finding new hiking trails in her free time, creating oil paintings and textile art, and crunching leaves in the fall.
Outreach & Event Coordinator
Recently relocating from Philadelphia, Alivia is thrilled to join the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens as the 2023 AmeriCorps VISTA. She graduated from Tufts University in 2021 with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, where she fostered her love of botany, sustainability and environmental justice. Prior to moving to DC, Alivia enjoyed many hours in The Wissahickon Valley Park teaching children how to be good stewards of their environment. In her free time Alivia enjoys singing, dancing, crafting and exploring nature. She looks forward to meeting the many neighbors and supporters of this beautiful park.