Elisa was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Washington State University where she was involved with the Raptor Club and the Tasmanian Devil Research lab. Her passion for the natural world started at a young age and she hopes to create amazing experiences for youth at WRI. She is also very excited to collaborate with the many environmental organizations in the area for the Earth Day and Bird Fest events! Outside of work she enjoys cooking, biking the loop trail, and bird watching. Elisa has now returned as an employee after 16 months as an AmeriCorps Field Educator for WRI - the organization is lucky to have her back!