Central Oregon Wilderness Coordinator
- phone: 541-330-2638
- email: email@example.com
Gena joined ONDA as the Badlands Wilderness Coordinator in spring 2007. With the passage of the Badlands Wilderness Act in 2009, she is now focusing her time with ONDA protecting more desert wilderness in Central Oregon.
Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Gena enjoyed exploring the wetlands and rivers around her home. She graduated with a BA in Political Science from Colorado College where she furthered her passion for all mountain-related activities, and could not resist the opportunity to return to Oregon upon graduation to work with the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) at Central Oregon Community College. After organizing voter mobilization campaigns, petition drives and wilderness hikes with the wonderful COCC students, Gena made the move onto ONDA’s staff to focus her energy on protecting the wild deserts she has grown to love.
When she’s not playing outside, Gena enjoys working on a variety of unfinished art projects, watching and playing soccer and cooking