Sativa comes to us from the Southwest, where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science at New Mexico State University. She is working with Michael Nelson and is pursuing a degree in Forest Ecosystems and Society while participating in the EAH program. In her first year she is funded through the Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) grant in the College of Forestry.
Lucia earned a B.S. in Natural Resources at Oregon State University and worked for over three years with the OSU Research Forests, where she helped to coordinate activities and publications for the Recreation and Engagement Program. She is working with Michael Nelson, who also mentored her undergraduate honors thesis, and in her first year she is funded through the School of Writing, Literature, and Film in the College of Liberal Arts.
In 2012, Sarah graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a minor in world cultures and literatures. After graduation, she worked at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics as a communications specialist until accepting the sustainability manager position at the University of Houston. One of the most notable achievements for campus sustainability under her leadership was receiving the first AASHE STARS gold rating at a Texas institution of higher education. In her first year at Oregon State University, she is funded as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Forestry. Learn more about Sarah on her personal and professional sites or see her in action on YouTube.
Samm graduated from Texas State University before coming to work at the Corvallis Environmental Center, where she learned about our program. In her first year, she is funded as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Melody earned a BA at the University of Oregon and an MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics. She has been an active artist for many years. In her first year she is working as a research assistant on a project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Jason earned an Honors B.S. at Oregon State University, and is involved in numerous activities promoting a holistic vision of the world that includes science, stories, and mindfulness practice. In his first year he is funded as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Science.
Sisson, Pamela (Jill)
Jill comes to us with an M.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, a background in teaching science in Oregon schools, and seasonal employment as a naturalist in forest, mountain and desert landscapes. Through her Brambled Way nature/photo blog, Jill fuels her lifelong passion for connecting people to wild places. In her first year she is funded as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion in the College of Liberal Arts.