Kira’s commitment to healing humans' relationship with the natural world began when she discovered Deep Ecology at a retreat. She spent the next several years studying environmental science, first at Yale and then the University of Montana. She also taught middle school and led teen backpacking expeditions during this time. Kira met Eagle Eye in 1997, as part of a Social Justice internship program. Originally asked to help lead Learn About Forests programs, she was eventually hired full-time for a year to create the Learn About Forests training manuals. Kira then spent 16 years as a science teacher, in both urban and rural settings, before becoming Principal of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Chicopee, MA. Kira is currently a school administrator working with youth in institutional settings. She is thrilled to be back on the Eagle Eye Board of Directors, where she spent three years before another 17 on the Board of Advisors.