Rachel is our spectacular, shiny and new Outreach Specialist. She is an AmeriCorps volunteer placed with Josiah Hill through Confluence Environmental Center. A graduate from Adam’s State College in southern Colorado, she has a Bachelors in both Biology and Fine Art. Through her work with local organizations like Hands On Greater Portland, Catholic Charities, and Creative Cares she has honed her skills in outreach and volunteer management. She adds these skills to an already extensive background in environmental education and conservation. After spending a large part of her academic and post colligate career focusing on how “We” effect the environment Rachel was drawn to Josiah Hill III Clinic for two reasons; the first being the opportunity to apply her skill set to build capacity in a organization poised to effect real change in the health and well being of those communities least served in Portland, and, second, to explore how our environment effects “Us” as much as “We” effect our environment.