Meet Alfonso Orozco, Volunteer and Field Experiences Manager

‘Volunteers are mission critical for The Nature Conservancy to accomplish our work.’

A little about me…

Photo by: Hannah Letinich

I love getting outdoors as much as I can, especially when I can do it with my family. My favorite activities include hiking, camping, and scuba diving. In 2016, I worked as a Ranger at Mount Rainier, which is where I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest.

About my position at The Nature Conservancy…

I also love connecting people to nature and the environment and my new role will allow me to do just that. As someone who got my start in the environmental field as a volunteer, I understand that volunteer programs are a great way to introduce new audiences to the work TNC does and the environmental field in general. Volunteers are also mission critical for The Nature Conservancy to accomplish our work.

Alfonso and friend before diving in West Seattle

My work will also involve curating field experiences for our partners and supporters so they can see firsthand the impact of our work on the land and water.

My background…

Before starting my current position, I worked for the Student Conservation Association as the National Programs Coordinator. In that role, I placed college students in internships in National Parks and other public land agencies. I have also worked in 5 National Parks, including at Sunrise Visitor Center in Mount Rainier National Park. I also volunteer as the Regional Coordinator for Latino Outdoors, where I work to break down barriers to the outdoors for the Latino community.

I received a dual M.S. in Natural Science Education and Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming, as well as a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from San Francisco State University.

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