Welcome our NEW Community Forester, Rachel!
December 14, 2015
name is Rachel Pittman and I am excited to be joining the Sacramento Tree
Foundation as the newest Community Forester! A little about myself, I grew up
locally here in Roseville. I spent most of my childhood playing sports and
through that time developed an appreciation of the outdoors and the majestic
oaks which populate many of our local parks.
recently received my undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in
Anthropology and Geography. Living on the central coast, my love of the
outdoors developed into an obsession and I spent most of my time hiking,
camping, at the beach, and exploring the region. I quickly became passionate
about the human impact I was seeing on these splendid natural resources and
this directed my studies.
As I continued to learn about the environment and people’s
role, I couldn’t shake my fascination with California’s oak woodlands. I spent
as much time as possible in them or reading about them, which is how I got in
contact with the Tree Foundation! After learning about this organization I was
hooked. This summer I had the opportunity to be an iTree Eco intern collecting
data as a part of a long-term urban forest assessment on the health and
wellness of Sacramento’s urban forest and the benefits it provides to our city.
I could not be happier to be back as a full-time employee with an organization
that loves this city and our trees as much as I do. The passion and commitment
I have been a part of my one short week here is contagious and I am thrilled to
be working with all of you to grow the best urban forest in the nation!