Edward Sinnes

Edward Sinnes

Assistant Director; Environment, Technology and Economy

Email: esinnes@umd.edu

Hailing from Maryland, Edward Sinnes has worked and studied in the environmental field from Pennsylvania up to New England for the past 10 years, be it living on a sailing ship, training bald eagles or teaching kids to identify trees. He studied environmental humanities at Juniata College, and spent a semester in the Ecuadoran Amazon and Galapagos before going to graduate school at Antioch University New England. There, he obtained an M.S in Ecological Anthropology, studying environmental values of people who live and recreate on the land in upstate New York.

Sinnes's work as a park ranger, as a researcher and as a wilderness guide have kept him connected to the land and people. He is deeply interested in getting people out into America's wilds and helping everyone see the benefits of taking a good hike in the woods, and the reasons we must protect them.