The seasons are changing and so are our staff!
Tiffany Mancillas is our new Community Outreach Coordinator, she is managing the community science program, bilingual johnson creek program, and coordinates the council’s outreach. She was born in northern California, and started living in Oregon while completing a B.S in Environmental Studies and has called Oregon home for the past 10 years.
She began her career in the environmental field working with Lava Beds National Monument, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and has done varied work ranging from science educator, wilderness backpacking guide, to volunteer and program management. Most recently at Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge she managed the environmental education program and coordinated bilingual Spanish-English events.
Drew Donahue is our new Confluence AmeriCorps member! Drew is a native Oregonian and has just recently moved back to Portland after spending four years away in college. In her new role as Outreach and Riparian Specialist, Drew will plan and implement riparian restoration projects, volunteer events, and environmental education for student groups from underserved communities.
Drew is a first-generation college student and received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. She completed her honors thesis with Hallett Lab looking at the ecological consequences of domestic pig grazing on the understory vegetation of a native oak woodland and completed the Riparian Restoration Environmental Leadership program. She is especially passionate about bringing the social sciences and natural sciences together and looks forward to teaching this to students from underserved communities.