Meet the Team


Nicole Jackson

Nicole Jackson

Role: Project Assistant

A nature enthusiast and avid bird watcher, Nicole Jackson is an alumni of the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.  She is an environmental educator who has worked for various non-profits implementing programs across Columbus focused on conservation, gardening, green jobs, and outdoor recreation. Her main goal as an educator is to help people of color find access to local resources to better connect to the outdoors and become environmental stewards. Currently Nicole is a project assistant with Youth Beat Radio and the School of Environment and Natural Resources Youth Education Team.

Lyndsi Hersch photo

Lyndsi Hersch

Role: Host and Reporter

Lyndsi serves as the usual host and sometimes reporter for Youth Beat. If her picture didn’t give it away:she’s a huge history nerd with a love of reenactments. She also love working with kids of all ages to help hem find their place in the world, and discover all the natural wonders around them. She graduated from OSU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resource Management, and loves spending free time in the metro-parks or reading in her hammock.