We’ve got some new AmeriCorps here for One Truckee River!
Meet Carrie Jensen and Sophie Butler, the latest n’ greatest in a history of brilliant OTR AmeriCorps. We’re excited to work with this duo over the next 11 months to make One Truckee River better than ever!
Having just completed her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Systems and Society at UCLA, Sophie is excited to share her enthusiasm for environmental preservation and sustainability with her new community. Sophie’s move to Reno was driven by her fondness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where her family would spend their weekends skiing throughout her adolescence in Sacramento, California. It was these passions, along with her desire to be involved with non-profit organizations, that brought her to KTMB. When the weather doesn’t accommodate skiing, Sophie can be found reading, exploring, and listening to podcasts.
Carrie grew up in the Reno area and just moved back after a hiatus in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in education and worked for several years with environmental non-profits teaching general water science and watershed pollution awareness. From there, she went on to pursue a career in landscape architecture and worked at an environmental consulting firm on habitat restoration projects – helping to design wetlands, restore riparian vegetation, and control invasive weeds. She is very excited to be back in the Truckee Meadows and will be working on education and outreach for the One Truckee River Project. In her spare time, Carrie loves gardening (emphasis on native plants and edibles), reading, and riding her bike.