Media and Outreach Director

Cheney Gardner joined TESF in 2016 as the media director. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she received a degree in journalism after being awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship. She has explored the remoteness of the Yukon; tracked the world’s largest bumblebee across Chilean Patagonia; and studied natural fiber and dyeing processes in the Cusco region of Peru. After graduating in May 2015, she worked for Outside magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She built and manages the TESF/ TBD website and social media accounts and has created partnerships with other major conservation efforts around the country.