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Rachel Conway

Rachel Conway graduated from Tulane University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Psychology. While working in a social psychology lab, Rachel became intrigued by the concept of motivation and how it relates to environmental activism or lack thereof. This realization paired with the 2016 presidential election prompted her to switch her primary major to Environmental Studies and focus her lifelong passion into a career. She never met a tree she didn’t love, and she feels that reforesting urban spaces is the solution to many environmental problems. Rachel served as the first Programming and Outreach Intern for Sustaining Our Urban Landscapes (SOUL), a non-profit focused on urban forestry throughout the greater New Orleans area. While at SOUL, Rachel helped to organize their Summer auction and fundraising event. Additionally, she assisted in planning and carrying out bi-weekly tree planting events, involving permitting, watering, and planting trees, organizing and overseeing volunteers, and contacting sponsors. Specializing in Conservation Planning, Rachel hopes to take the skills garnered at Bren, namely GIS proficiency, and use them to better assist organizations focusing on adding more trees to our increasingly deforested world. 

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