Hurvis Center Staff Bios

Kyle Soller, M.A.T.

Kyle Soller, M.A.T., is education manager at Lincoln Park Zoo's Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration  

Education Manager
Hurvis Center for Learning Innovation and Collaboration

Education

  • M.A.T. – Elementary Education, National Louis University
  • B.S. – Communications, University of Evansville

Areas of Expertise

  • English as a second language
  • Urban multicultural pedagogy
  • Inquiry-based science pedagogy

About Kyle Soller:

Kyle’s love for wildlife and educating began at an early age. As a young child, she would read her favorite stories to all her “backyard” friends. She took a quick detour to work on her more creative side in the advertising field. However, after a brief stint in the advertising world, she pursued a master’s degree in elementary education. Working in various Chicago-area schools opened her eyes to a real need, and she decided to pursue a further endorsement in bilingual/bicultural studies at DePaul University.

Through her studies at DePaul, Kyle was able to hone in on her true passion of finding new and exciting ways to work with Chicago’s youth. She loves to give urban students a chance to explore career paths they never dreamed were possible. From teaching youth that science isn’t scary to teaching youth science-process skills, she has found a way to combine all her passions.

Kyle first began at Lincoln Park Zoo as a Conservation Camp counselor in the Education Department. She joined the staff full-time in 2011 as the student programs facilitator. In 2012, she was promoted to student programs coordinator. This next adventure is sure to be the most exciting position yet.