Invasive Species Technician
Olivia was born and raised right here in Washington County, OR. Having grown up exploring the Willamette Valley by bike, boat, and boot, she has a deep fondness for the abundant resources the land provides. As an Invasive Species Technician, she uses data and technology to protect Washington County’s natural resources from harmful weeds and pests. After studying environmental science, biology, and geography at the University of Oregon, Olivia gained on the ground experience in habitat restoration and invasive species management with several conservation groups. Her time working in the McKenzie River watershed and the Mohawk River watershed has helped her succeed in her current position. She protects the Tualatin River watershed by monitoring and treating priority species while educating residents on how to identify and report them. When she takes a break from the war against the weeds, she can be found tending to her garden and spending time with her partner and furry family.