This year Oregon Green Schools welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors: Rachel Snyder of Republic Services – Corvallis, Adam Gorske of Republic Services – Wilsonville, Michelle Castro of Kate Brown from Governor, and Darwin Eustaquio of Metro. This month we’ll introduce you to Rachel Snyder, who serves as the Board Treasurer and is also a coordinator for schools in Albany, Lebanon and Corvallis.
I work as a Recycling Coordinator for Republic Services in the mid-Willamette Valley. My job duties include co-facilitating the Linn-Benton Master Recycler Program, acting as the regional Oregon Green Schools Coordinator, providing education and outreach in the communities Republic serves and acting as the recycling specialist for all of my divisions.
My prior experience includes coordinating the Master Gardener program at OSU Extension, serving as an assistant park manager, operating a recycling program at Florida State University and working in botany and habitat restoration with the USGS and BLM. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and enjoy hiking, camping and botanizing.
As an Oregon Green Schools Coordinator and Board Member, I am excited to provide all the tools I can to help our youth make sustainability commonplace in their generation. I love outreach and education, and working with kids is just the best. Their excitement and creativity never fail to amaze me!