Alexandra May Barteldt

Age: 24
Home Town: Mooresville, North Carolina
Education: B.A. in Religious Studies (Elon University)
Specific Field Interests: Religion and Environmental Science
Placement: Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust (SLC-IT), Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Alexandra is honored to serve in the high mountains of Ladakh, combining her passion for religion and environmental science to help achieve the mission of SLC-IT. After studying in Varanasi through the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, Alexandra participated in two summers of the Critical Language Scholarship in Jaipur while volunteering at a home for survivors of domestic violence. Alexandra also studied West African Islam and gender in Dakar, Senegal, while interning at an artist colony for at-risk youth of Dakar. She has facilitated asset-based community development in rural Kenya, volunteered in a mental health hospital in Guatemala, and was the Resident Director for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth in Pune. Prior to AIF, Alexandra taught outdoor environmental science in the alpine forests of Southern California. She is very eager to help SLC-IT create a biodiversity park to continue inspiring humans’ connection to nature and responsibility towards wildlife conservation.

Posts by Alexandra.May.Barteldt

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Shan: Ghost of the Outdoor Classroom

It was a typical Friday morning in the Snow Leopard Conservancy-India Trust (SLC-IT) office. Most […]

2

Juley, in Every Way: Learning in Ladakh

Ju-le – the all-purpose word: a salutation, hello, goodbye, good morning, good night, please, thank […]

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