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Sami joined Oregon Wild in early 2023 as the Central Oregon Field Associate. Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Sami is looking forward to advocating for the rivers, forests, mountains, and wildlife that inspired him throughout his childhood. After high school, Sami left Bend to attend The College of Idaho, where he received a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a special focus in Conservation Biology. He then pursued his many outdoor interests around the globe, which included trekking through Nepal's Annapurna range, farming in Thailand, and working ski seasons in New Zealand and Japan.
Prior to joining Oregon Wild, Sami obtained a Master of Studies in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law from Lewis and Clark Law School. He hopes to use this education to help protect Oregon's wildlife and wild places. When he's not in the office, you can find him skiing in the Central Cascades, fly fishing at the Metolius River, or mountain biking Bend's vast trail network.