K-12 Environmental Educator
Michaela Ritz is a proud Bronx resident dedicated to cultivating people and the planet. Inspired by the ingenuity and spirit of communities she frequents, Michaela seeks out opportunities to merge stewardship with inclusivity, habitat integrity, and learning. She enjoys being outside as much as possible and has experience in urban agriculture, hydro- and aeroponic technology, youth development, and service oriented roles. When she is not knee deep in tomato plants, she can be found taking endless pictures of her surroundings on her phone and listening to music; this is in part a function of documenting the efforts of her family’s non-profit for some time. With an undergraduate degree in Geosciences and a minor in Environmental Studies, Michaela enjoys learning various perspectives in the pursuit of intertwining lived experience with education, work, and play.