B.S. in Environmental Science with a Minor in Marketing, The University of Texas at Arlington
Payton joined the FWBG|BRIT staff in June 2021 as the Education Operations Specialist, providing administrative support to the SEED School, family programs, and Volunteer services. Before coming to BRIT, Payton was offered a chance to be a Park Interpreter in Sitka, Alaska, during her last year of college. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, this opportunity was cancelled, and she hopes to someday achieve her dream of working in a national park in some capacity.
Payton has a passion for music, all things vintage, and discovering new sustainability initiatives. At FWBG|BRIT, she is excited to gain experience working in the non-profit sector, as well as seeing first-hand the processes involved in e-STEM programming. She hopes that people come to the garden open minded and leave with a new perspective and love for nature and all the living beings within it.
“You can own the Earth and still all you’ll own is Earth until you can paint with all the colors of the wind” – Stephen Schwartz