Introducing EDS Mentor: Jamaile Hall

Hello there! My name is Jamaile Hall and I am happy to be part of the NRCA’s EDS program as a mentor. I am a junior undergraduate at the University of Connecticut. I am currently studying Digital Media & Design with a concentration in Motion Graphics and Animation along with a 2nd major in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. On campus you might catch me rock climbing in the gym, taking photos of wildlife, or reading! My interests spread across many fields such as geology, conservation, photography, and film-making. I aspire to work in one of our many national parks in the U.S. and eventually create an animated film that is entertaining and inspires others to become passionate about exploring and taking care of their environment.


In my years I have had amazing opportunities to take part in my surrounding environments. Throughout high school I volunteered with a non-profit called Groundwork Bridgeport contributing to the city I grew up in from park trail maintenance to brainstorming recreational plans for the Bridgeport, CT waterfront. I interned with the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance during summer of 2023 to create a few 3D animated humpback whale animations for an ethogram and social media.


I now take on the role of an Eco-Digital Storytellers mentor for spring of 2024 with the Natural Resources Conservation Academy! As a person who participated in youth programs, several program leaders have uplifted and inspired me to pursue the degrees I am today. I am thrilled to now to the same for other youth. As an EDS mentor I get the opportunity to mentor high school students from around CT on the environmental stories they wish to take action on in their communities. I cannot wait to see how their final projects looks like in a few months!


Yellowstone River – Yellowstone National Park
Great Blue Heron – Florida
Mammoth Hot Springs – Yellowstone National Park















NRCA’s Eco-Digital Storytellers is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers program. The material on this webpage is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2148606. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.