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Rachel Friesen

River Assessment and Restoration Assistant, AmeriCorps Member

Prior to joining American Rivers in 2017, Rachel worked within Sierra Nevada watersheds in various roles: as a volunteer interpretive ranger in Yosemite Valley, a research assistant for a PhD student doing bioacoustics research at high elevation lake basins, and as a biological science technician restoring endangered mountain yellow-legged frog habitat at alpine lakes in Kings Canyon National Park. She can often be found backpacking, birding, and botanizing.

Education: B.S. Environmental Science and Management with an emphasis in Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation from UC Davis

Favorite River: Merced River