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5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR, 97215
United States


Confluence Environmental Center


2018-19 AmeriCorps Members


Raina Brot-Goldberg

Environmental Education Specialist


Increase communication within Living Cully community. Create website content, social media updates, e-newsletters, outreach and volunteer recruitment, and support community meetings and events.


Kiersten Gilbert

Environmental Outreach Specialist

Reynolds Learning Academy

Expand environmental education opportunities for students from low income and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Develop bilingual materials and lesson plans to meet the needs of second language learners.



Laura Gumpert

Community Development Coordinator

Trash for Peace

Educate youth and community about sustainability through hands-on learning. Help to implement, improve, and expand Education Program that serves to economically and socially empower participants.


Robert Jimenez-Sutton

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.


Ashley Lopez

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.


Nanda Ramos

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.


Asia Saechao

Program and Outreach Coordinator


Empower youth of color to explore the possibilities of careers in science fields by exposing them to unique outdoor learning opportunities while nurturing a love for the outdoors.


Molly Shea

Education Coordinator

National Wildlife Federation + Association of NW 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. 


Rachel Tarbet

Stormwater Outreach Coordinator

City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services

Recruit and train community volunteers in Green Street plantings and stewardship for maximum environmental benefits in low-income, racially diverse communities.


Maycell Villanueva

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.


Venus Barnes

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.


Jon Cruz

Community Crew Leader


Lead and support community volunteers in safe, rewarding and productive volunteer service day experiences with Metro Parks and Nature..


Grace Graham

Event and Outreach Specialist

Columbia Slough Watershed Council & Nadaka Nature Park

Facilitate event logistics, conduct outreach and engage volunteers in flat-water paddle events. Provide multi-lingual information, promote inclusivity, and engage community to improve park safety.


Jack Halsey

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.


Chase Lansdale

Urban Ecology Outreach Specialist

City of Gresham

Completing the encroachment management plan including review of existing information, data collection and analysis, report writing, development of outreach materials, and direct outreach to the citizens in the city.


Kat Maloney

Urban Ecology Outreach Specialist

City of Gresham

Completing the encroachment management plan including review of existing information, data collection and analysis, report writing, development of outreach materials, and direct outreach to the citizens in the city.


Kristen Purdy

Community Outreach Specialist

City of Gresham, Dept of Environmental Services

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.


Alex Rhodes

Diverse Engagement Coordinator

The Blueprint Foundation

Identify job opportunities to assist Black students in securing internships prior to graduation and create a mentoring program that connects students to Black professionals in various careers.


Dana Schot

Wildlife Conservation Educator

Us Fish & Wildlife Services + Oregon Zoo

Provide conservation education at the Oregon Zoo focused on reaching under-served populations. Develop educational kits and activities and conduct outreach to build partnerships within the community.


Jennifer Stein

Community Outreach Specialist

Forth Mobility

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


Katrina Terp

Water Resources Technician

Clean Water Services

Educate community members about watershed health, and promote stewardship in stream and wetland restoration projects. Conduct targeted outreach to engage more underserved and diverse neighborhoods.

AmeriCorps Alumni