Growing up in Houston, Channing spent a lot of time in Galveston. Going to Sea Camp as a kid, she began to love learning about nature and the wetlands.
Channing graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a marine biology major and a chemistry minor in Fall 2021. She spent a lot of time on campus as the president of the Honors Society and as an organic chemistry tutor for the library. She also worked in the Sea Life Facility on campus with alligators, and marine life for research.
During her summers, she worked at Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition and loved helping her community with non-profit work. This is where she grew to love birds and assisting injured wildlife because those without a voice need to be listened to. Channing was an intern for Texas Conservation Alliance, where she planned beach clean ups and native pollinator garden plantings for high schoolers in GISD.
Channing has always loved to inspire and teach others to respect nature and all the beauty that can come from it. In her free time, she goes paddle boarding and bird watching, or reads fantasy books at home with her cat Hazel.
In her search to stay local, Channing found the Artist Boat, and knew she wanted to be an eco-art educator. She started working with Artist Boat in March 2022.