Ms. McCadden has 15 years of teaching experience with all ages from infants to graduate students. Her primary interests are: nature connection mentoring, multicultural studies, the relationship between people and animals, and community making through performing arts and ritual. She has lived in Ireland and India. Majoring in Comparative Literature (Spanish) she graduated summa cum laude from Hamilton College. At the University of Chicago her PhD research in cultural anthropology focused on North Indian stage and street theatre in Hindi-Urdu. She is a student at Wolfsongs School and the Living Earth School. A co-owner of the Outdoor Adventure Social Co-op, she is Director of Family-Friendly Adventures. She lives on a horse farm with her 2 dogs and 2 cats. Kiara is thrilled to join the CWS staff this year!