Martina’s connection to the natural world began with trips she took as a kid with her family – summer hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, picnics at local parks, snow tubing down the powdery slopes of Mt. Hood. Trips like these fostered her love for the outdoor and inspired her to be curious about her surroundings, and later, to pursue a career in conservation. As the Conservation Technician, Martina will assist with monitoring and field work in support of multiple service areas including Healthy Streams, Forest Conservation, and Invasive Species Management. Prior to this role, Martina worked as a crew member for a local private contractor, a field technician in 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.