Meet Abigail Littlefield
- M.A.T. Teaching with Internet Technologies, Marlboro College Graduate Center
- M.S. Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School
- B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic
- General Biology
- Field Biology
- Forensic Science
Abigail was diagnosed with dyslexia in the ninth grade, which in 1975 was a relatively new phenomenon. As a result of her struggles with the mechanics of reading, academics were never her favorite. What she did love was spending every free moment wandering and exploring in the woods. It soon became clear that her curiosity about the natural world was going to necessitate further academic study, regardless of what her feelings about school might have been, the motivation to learn about all living things was a strong driving force. “There was/is no silver bullet that "cured" my dyslexia. It is still a constant in my life. And something I would not give up for anything. I have learned that my dyslexia gives me a particular view of life that isn’t always the typical one. I think people that “learn differently” are the most creative, innovative and exciting folks around and I love to spend my days working with them.”
As the Chair of the Landmark College Natural Sciences Department, Abigail continues to explore nature and to introduce other learners who may be struggling with conventional education to the wonders of the natural world.
Abigail lives on a small farm in Westminster West with her partner and their five Labrador retrievers, where they raise chickens, honey bees and organic vegetables.