Growing up in Wyoming and Utah, Natasha gained an early appreciation for wild and open spaces. Cultivating a love of the desert by roaming the canyon lands of southern Utah, she was inspired to pursue a career in environmental studies and has spent the past 20 years working to conserve and protect natural resources. Natasha is currently a Program Manager with the Deschutes River Conservancy where she works to restore streamflow to Oregon’s rivers and streams by negotiating instream water right transactions and helping to shape state water law and policy. Natasha holds a masters of science in environmental studies from the University of Montana and a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law. As a former law clerk with ONDA, Natasha is excited to return to the organization as a board member.