Amanda joined the team in 2017 to assist Shiloh, our Conservation Science Director, with coordinating the citizen science trips in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. She grew up on the coast Alabama and attended The University of Alabama where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Geography. Her love for trees led her to focus on forest science and management in graduate school where she studied spatial patterns of oak regeneration and subcanopy insolation across a canopy disturbance severity gradient. After graduating, she decided to venture to Portland to get a taste of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining the Cascade Forest Conservancy, she worked as a GIS Technician for Quantum Spatial. Amanda is very happy to have made the journey across the U.S. to Portland and spends most of her free time hammocking in the park, taking day trips to the coast, and volunteering with the Portland Animal Welfare Team.