Martina’s connection to the natural world began at a young age with family hikes, picnics, and tubing down the powdery slopes of Mt. Hood. These trips fostered her love and curiosity for the outdoor and later inspired her to pursue a career in conservation. As the Conservation Technician, Martina assists with monitoring and field work to support the District’s Healthy Streams, Forest Conservation, and Invasive Species Management services. Previously, Martina worked as a field technician in Portland and Eastern Oregon, and held internships with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, West Multnomah SWCD, and Columbia Riverkeeper. Martina earned her bachelor’s in Biology from Warner Pacific University. During her free time she enjoys baking a variety of desserts, exploring the outdoors with her family, and searching for thrift store treasures.