Gretchen Baker


Non Forest Service

Photo of Gretchen Baker at the mouth of a cave, wearing a helmet with a flashlight.

Gretchen Baker is an ecologist at Great Basin National Park. She started visiting caves when she was a child on summer vacation with her family. When she was 20, she got a summer job at Jewel Cave National Monument and knew she wanted to keep working in and near caves. She has helped find new species of cave life and is always excited to see what lives underground.

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