South Sound GREEN Water Quality Educator

Ariel is an AmeriCorps member who joined the Thurston Conservation District in September of 2023 as a Water Quality Educator with the South Sound G.R.E.E.N. program.

Ariel grew up in both Oregon and Colorado, but most recently moved to the Thurston County area from the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. Growing up in a family that encouraged and nurtured a love for nature and science, Ariel has always enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the natural spaces around her. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Oregon and then added a Botany minor through Oregon State University.  

Outside of work, Ariel likes to hike, read books, and spend time in the kitchen baking and cooking treats and meals for her friends and family. Ariel is excited to be able to serve with AmeriCorps and the Thurston Conservation District as an environmental educator as she makes decisions about her next steps.

Educational degrees:

  • Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Oregon with a minor in Botany from Oregon State University