WEI Outreach Coordinator
Allison Bender joined the Wisconsin Energy Institute as Outreach and Events Coordinator in 2018. She has a background in environmental education and has worked as a naturalist in state parks across Wisconsin and Minnesota. After completing a B.A. in environmental studies at St. Olaf College, she served as an AmeriCorps Member conducting watershed outreach at Whitewater State Park in Minnesota’s Driftless Region. At WEI, Allison coordinates a wide variety of educational programming and works with scientists and researchers to translate their work into hands-on activities, lessons, and events for learners of all ages.