Damien has been involved with education for ten years, and specifically environmental education for the past eight. He received his BS in Biology from Francis Marion University. After growing up primarily in the Southeast, Damien spent time in the Lone Star State teaching at-risk youth science in and after-school settings for kids. After moving to Philadelphia in the summer of 2011, he took on the role of Environmental Educator with the Schuylkill Center, as well as a mentor for the Philly based program, EducationWorks. Damien's passion for teaching environmental issues comes from his background of wanting to break down perceived barriers between people in nature. He hopes to take his background and use it to create a supportive learning environment for the Strawberry Mansion community and the Philadelphia region.