We're excited to introduce two new interns to the Coalition team!
Alegria Olmedo is a recent graduate from Whitman College, where she received an honors degree in Environmental Humanities and a minor in Anthropology. At Whitman, she was an officer and active member of various on-campus clubs. Last year, she participated in a program where students camped around Wallowa County, Oregon for a month and learned about the natural history of the area and how the environment has shaped life in the county. Prior to that, she volunteered in Guatemala for the non-profit Semilla Nueva and helped implement sustainable agriculture practices in rural communities.
These experiences, along with her undergraduate thesis about the value of totemism in conservation efforts, have led Alegria to pursue a career in international wildlife and habitat conservation.
She believes working with the Coalition is a terrific first step in that direction, which is why she is excited to be here!
You can welcome Alegria to our team at Alegria
|One of our new interns, Alegria Olmedo, sea kayaking in Alaska.
Liesl Olson is a recent graduate of Whitman College, where she received her degree in Geology-Environmental Studies. While at Whitman, she was involved with several environmental groups on campus, worked in the Development Office, and participated in a semester-long field studies program studying public land conservation in the American West.
As a third-generation resident of Kirkland, she is happy to return to the western side of the state and looks forward to spending the summer working - and learning as much as she can - at the Coalition. She hopes to learn the most effective ways to influence public support and gain funds for our cherished natural areas.
|Liesl Olson, a new Coalition intern, climbing down from Druid Arch in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park.|