New to the Oregon Wild staff in 2021, Wren is the Development Associate. She grew up in the backyard of the Tetons on the Idaho side (if you ask her she'll tell you it's the better side of the Tetons), and carries a love of the outdoors thanks to her upbringing. After graduating from Carleton College with a degree in English, Wren participated in two AmeriCorps programs. The first was with the Nevada Conservation Corps, where she spent six months doing trail maintenance and habitat restoration projects. Wren took a brief hiatus from AmeriCorps to summit all the Colorado 14ers in one summer then hopped back on the saddle and joined the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team. She spent the first year doing conservation projects in Missouri, Illinois, and Montana, as well as hurricane response in Puerto Rico. Her next two years were as the program's Stewardship Coordinator planning, scheduling, and overseeing conservation projects. Brought together with her natural wonder of the world, these experiences cemented Wren's ethic of environmental stewardship and community service.
Happy to call Oregon her new home, Wren loves hiking, biking, and exploring around her new habitat. She also enjoys cooking, catching up on knitting projects, and volunteering at Sunflower Farms in SW Portland.