February Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Costello

For this month’s volunteer spotlight we are happy to recognize our Data Ninja Erin Costello!  Erin supports both the Philanthropy and Marketing teams in our Seattle office at least once a week.

Philanthropy Operations Specialist Dan Hoon especially values Erin’s contributions. 

This is what he had to say about her:

“The time and quality of work that Erin has donated to the Philanthropy team is invaluable. Her hard work has meant that we are able to be a more proficient team, which would not be possible without her.  There is not enough I could say in praising Erin for the work she does and the great help she is to the Philanthropy team and the Washington Chapter.”

Erin was delighted to hear that she was chosen for this month’s spotlight.   This is what she had to say about volunteering with The Nature Conservancy:

“In my role as "Data Ninja" I organize and edit files in the database as well as the hard copies. Lately I have been converting lots of paper files to digital in anticipation of the office move. I have been volunteering with The Nature Conservancy for one year now.

I grew up in beautiful Hood River, Oregon then moved to Seattle 6 years ago to attend the University of Washington. There I studied Oceanography and Marine Biology. I plan on attending graduate school for Environmental Science with a focus in Hydrology.

I was inspired to volunteer by a love of the outdoors and an interest in environmental non-profits. I hope to pursue a career in conservation and The Nature Conservancy has been a great introduction to this profession.

When I am not volunteering you can find me climbing, skiing, or snuggling with my fluffy little dog named Squirt.

I am excited about all of The Nature Conservancy's projects, but especially by the Emerald Edge due to its international aspects.”

You rock Erin!

The Nature Conservancy is grateful for the support of Erin and all of our volunteers!  Keep up the good work,  it really makes a difference!