Marie Vulcain is a native New Yorker and enjoys working with young people in natural areas which city kids often have not experienced before. May 2015, her love of nature bought her to NYC Parks Green Thumb as a School Gardens Outreach Coordinator. Green Thumb supports citywide community gardens and school gardens registered with the Grow To Learn Program. Prior to Green Thumb, Marie worked as a member of Queens Recreation her primary responsibilities were community outreach, coordinating and planning events for youth that are interested in becoming stewards of the environment. Marie spent the summer of 2013 as part of the Jamaica Bay Restoration Corp (JBRC) which included completion of many Hurricane Sandy recovery and restoration projects in the Jamaica Bay area.