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5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR, 97215
United States


Confluence Environmental Center


2016-17 AmeriCorps Members

Caitlin Ahearn

Community Outreach Specialist

City of Gresham, Solid Waste

Encourage recycling with property managers and multifamily communities by providing direct education via door-to-door outreach and tabling events. Support schools to become Oregon Green Schools.

Isabella Barcellona

Waste Reduction Outreach Specialist

Washington County Solid Waste + Recycling

Implement a waste prevention project for multifamily communities. Offer technical assistance to managers that include educational materials, presentations, outreach and tabling.  

Blair Borax

Learning Garden Educator

Portland Community College, Rock Creek

Lead educational activities such as tours and garden workshops, for community garden users, students, and the broader community on the topics of growing food, healthy eating, and personal health.


Marc Czornij

Tree Equity Coordinator

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services

Plan and develop urban forest and sustainable stormwater capacity in low-canopy, low-income communities and communities of color in Portland.


Yoli Flores

Home Gardens Coordinator

Growing Gardens

Enhance the support of Home Gardeners in single family homes and in subsidized apartment complexes: recruitment of families, installation of garden beds and coordinating educational workshops.

Sara Grote

Community Engagement Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy

Engage and activate more Oregonians in conservation work: help design, build and implement urban engagement programs, including restoration and outreach programs targeted to an urban audience.

Ashley Lopez

Community Development Coordinator

Trash For Peace

Educate community members with limited English proficiency, about sustainability and the natural world through practical, hands-on, innovative activities and techniques. 

Madeline Miller

Learning Garden Coordinator

Portland Community College, Sylvania

Establish systems that supply fresh produce to low-income students experiencing food insecurity and provide education in the Learning Garden on organic food production, planting and sustainability.


Molly Orr

Community Outreach Coordinator

National Wildlife Federation + Association of Northwest Steelheaders

Promote environmental justice by engaging communities, schools, and partners in opportunities that help develop stewardship, increase access to outdoors and restores/protects wildlife habitat.

Samantha Springs

Environmental Projects Coordinator

Portland Public Schools

Energize students to save resources through behavior change, underscore a conservation ethic in schools, reduce the environmental footprint of the district, and educate about environmental justice.

Margarita Amador

Garden Outreach Coordinator

Oregon Food Bank

Support the Oregon Food Bank's Spanish-language garden education program Siembra la Cena by developing Spanish-speaking garden educators, coordinating classes and enhancing culturally-specific partnerships.

Alexis Barton

Outreach + Riparian Specialist

Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Plan and implement restoration projects, community science programs, volunteer events, and environmental education for watershed residents from underserved communities.

Sara Cross

Garden Education Outreach Specialist

Oregon Food Bank

Provide garden education to low-income adults through bilingual Seed to Supper program. Coordinate garden education volunteers and engage with community through tabling events and hands-on activities.


Alexa Diaz

Program Specialist


Interact with employer organizations, municipalities, community partners, and the public to help promote the use of electric vehicle and EV charging infrastructure.

Lauryl Grimes

School Garden Coordinator

Trillium Charter School

Develop and execute curricula to integrate rooftop garden. Recruit, train, and supervise student interns and volunteers to promote the garden, healthy eating programs, and sustainable agriculture.


Chelsea Klocke

Community Science Coordinator

Clean Water Services

Coordinate volunteer based wildlife monitoring, educate community members about watershed health, and engage them in stewardship of stream and wetland restoration projects.

Jennifer Lein

Learning Garden Educator

Portland Community College, Southeast Campus

Engage students of color, students with low-income and people with disabilities in garden activities while providing education on food security, nutrition and sustainable food systems in classrooms and campus events.


Nicole Perry

Outreach Coordinator

Clackamas County, Transportation

Provide education and conduct outreach about the health, safety and environmental benefits of youth walking and bicycling to school throughout the diverse communities in the North Clackamas School District.

Na'ama Schweitzer

Water Resources Technician

Clean Water Services

Engage low-income and ethnically diverse youth and community members in restoration activities such as: plant propagation, site evaluation and preparation, planting, and stewardship activities.


Kayla Schaefer

Waste Reduction Specialist

Clackamas County, Resource Conservation

Provide recycling/ waste reduction education in multifamily communities, through relationship building, food waste prevention education and developing inclusive resources to underserved communities. 

Mason Wordell

Tree Plan Coordinator

Portland Parks and Recreation

Plan tree care and education events to reach additional communities in racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in Portland: tree pruning, planting, inventory, assessment and identification.

AmeriCorps Alumni