Meet The Staff: Brittany Smith
Meet our Pennsylvania Conservation Coordinator
based out of the Pennsylvania Office
Brittany joined the Alliance in Fall 2019 as the Pennsylvania Conservation Coordinator where she focuses on building upon both the riparian forest buffer and agricultural programs.
Born and raised in Lancaster County, Brittany can trace her roots back to the very first settlers of the area. She graduated from Messiah College in 2010 with a degree in Humanities and History.
For the past decade, she has been developing a diverse conservation background through work with the National Parks Service, Lancaster County Planning Commission, Warwick Township, and Lititz Boro. She also spent several seasons traveling throughout the country teaching environmental education through experiential learning programs. Most recently she worked for Lancaster County Conservation District, performing grants management and agricultural conservation.
Brittany has always cherished the outdoors, recognizing the deep connection conservation has with our human experiences. This knowledge particularly hit home when backpacking the wild mountains of West Virginia communicating with 8th grade students just what it means to live in and be responsible for our natural world. She is a firm believer that people will only care for what they know, and as conservationists, it is our job to inspire wonder and curiosity to others to explore, learn, and care more for their natural environments.
As a member of the Backyard Fruit Growers Association, Slow Food International, and Lancaster Beekeeping she keeps busy through gardening, cooking and preserving foods. In her free time, you can find Brittany hiking through the forest to forage for wild edibles, or camping. When not tinkering around with DIY projects at home, Brittany will most likely be practicing yoga, biking, reading, writing, and exploring new places.