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Kira Akka-Seidel
Kira Akka-Seidel
Program Outreach Coordinator

 

Kira has always been drawn to the outdoors. She grew up at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, just a short drive from Muir Woods in Northern California. Her oldest memories are of her running through the forest, staring up at the trees. With every outdoor education experience Kira's schools provided, her love for nature and passion for environmentalism grew. As a result, Kira attended a 4 month Marine Biology program on Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas during her junior year of High School. While there, Kira lived on a self-sustainable, community-based campus and worked with shark biologists at the neighboring research institute. She returned from her semester inspired and motivated to influence positive change in the world. 
 
Kira graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a double major in Environmental Studies and Legal Studies with a focus in Environmental Policy. Eager to fuel conservation efforts through legislation, Kira interned for the Santa Cruz City Council and subsequently, the California State Senate. During her college tenure, Kira also worked for the university as the undergraduate tutor for three prerequisite Environmental Studies courses: Ecology & Evolution, Environmental Policy & Economics, and The Physical & Chemical Environment. Through tutoring, she discovered her enthusiasm for working with students. 
 
Kira joined Scholastic Expeditions in January, 2018. She spent her first 7 months with SE promoting our inbound programs in Chennai, India. Since her return, she has been supporting outbound business development efforts while maintaining her work growing markets in India and Sri Lanka. Kira enjoys trekking, camping, exploring new terrains, and learning about different cultures. But there is nothing that makes Kira happier than swimming in the ocean. 

  • Kira Akka-Seidel
    Program Outreach Coordinator