Jodi is a teacher, PhD students and local small buissness owner. Raised on the beautiful west coast of Oregon and Northern California by free spirited parents; the majestic mountains and timeless shorelines of her childhood directly affected her desire to be an environmentalist and teacher. Jodi received her Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Science Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Presently, she is a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She coordinates and teaches an enrichment program, Science, Technology and Culture in north St. Louis city, and teaches various science and outdoor education courses at St. Charles Community College. Jodi owns the Bike Stop Cafe in historic St. Charles.