Elizabeth Kristian

Deckhand Educator—Medical Officer

Hometown: Los Altos, CA

School/majors/minors: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Sociology BA

Previous sailing experience: I did some sailing as an Ambassador Girl Scout.

Previous teaching experience: During high school, I was a literacy tutor for kindergarteners as well as a classroom aide for a high school history class. In college, I helped organize an arts education program through the New York Fringe Festival, as well as assisting with tutoring residents of St. Anne's place, a shelter for women and children.

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy sewing, especially with historic techniques and vintage patterns. I also love to go hiking and camping.

Why I'm excited to work for World Ocean School: I'm excited to be able to engage students in a hands-on environment. I think there's a lot to be gained by immersing yourself in an experience and applying what you learn. Plus I've always loved sailing and tall ships, so getting the chance to work on one is a dream come true!