Khara Strum, Amy Henricksen, and Jill Shriver welcome the opportunity to meet with anyone interested in learning more about conserving land within a five-mile radius of Kenyon College. Partnerships are key to our work and we are fortunate to work with many community partners and students and staff at the College who are committed to protecting local farmland and natural resources. We also appreciate the opportunity to work closely with student interns who help spread the word about our mission and provide creative content for the conservancy's blog, A Knox County Almanac

Read more below about the staff and student interns.

Staff Members

Name Contact Department or Center Profile Image

Khara Strum

Director Philander Chase Conservancy

Amy Henricksen

Philander Chase Conservancy Project Coordinator
steward, Kokosing Nature Preserve
Woollam House 106
Phone Number
(740) 427-5040

Jill Shriver

Student Intern Coordinator and Office Manager
Woollam House
Phone Number
(740) 427-5258

Philander Chase Conservancy Interns

Jordan Schisler '25
Jordan is a sophomore and plans to major in environmental studies. She is familiar with Knox County as her home away from the Hill is Mount Vernon. She enjoys her time participating in club sports and other eco-friendly organizations. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in research in the national parks. 

Mikaela Lancy '23
Mikaela is a senior and environmental studies major from Shaker Heights, Ohio. Along with working for the conservancy, she takes part in other eco-friendly organizations on campus and is interested in pursuing environmental activism. After Kenyon, Mikaela intends to participate in climate change education efforts and hopes to take part in rebuilding public policy to better protect world ecosystems and marginalized peoples.