Cameron joined the BRIT staff in January 2018 as the Garden Program Specialist and works to create fun, science based programs for students and families that visit the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens (FWBG). Before coming to BRIT, Cameron worked as the education and PR coordinator for a Groundwater Conservation District where she was given the opportunity to invest in communities all over North Texas. She provided an opportunity for people to learn more about their environment and how to best protect and sustain it for future generations and this is the same type of opportunity she plans to bring to the people of Fort Worth. She wants all those who come to the FWBG to go home having learned something new, experienced a glimpse of nature’s magic, and yearning to explore more of the world around them.
Cameron was born and raised in Fort Worth and is excited to share her passion with everyone she meets. She was an intern for the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge before she left to pursue her degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She graduated in 2015 after completing two undergraduate research projects that focused on the denning behavior of black bears (Ursus americanus) in Big Bend National Park. While at Sul Ross, she realized her passion for plants (especially those in the Poaceae family, aka grasses) and competed in multiple plant ID competitions. She spent a summer in Rocky Mountain National Park as an interpretive intern learning about an ecosystem drastically different than that of Big Bend NP and happily (most of the time) hiked over 300 miles in a 2 1/2-month period, which included her first 14er, Longs Peak. Currently, Cameron is pursuing the challenge of learning to speak Spanish as well as working her way through the classics section at the library.
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught."- Baba Dioum