FINS Chief Ranger Lena Koschmann
From the Fire Island Tide -- an interview by Marianne Bastian
Even though she is far from her hometown of Gustavus, Alaska, Lena Koschmann, the new Chief Ranger at Fire Island National Seashore, feels like she is home. A second generation Park Ranger -- her parents worked in Glacier Bay National Park -- Lena jokes that she probably started working for the Park Service when she was 8 or 9 years old, going to work with her parents. She continued by volunteering when she was 18 and working seasonally through college where she completed her degree in Environmental Studies. Before starting at FINS in January 2012, Lena was Assistant Lena was Assistant Chief Ranger at Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina, and Supervisory Park Ranger at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada and Arizona.