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Meet our New Interns!

April 3, 2019

Meet our new interns Katie Fields & Katie Kerekes!


Katie Fields - Intern

Katie is interning with SWFC this spring while she completes concurrent master’s degrees in conflict and dispute resolution and public administration at the University of Oregon. She looks forward to helping prepare for, facilitate, and write reports for meetings for SWFC and supporting Oakridge throughout spring term. Her academic, career, and personal interests center around collaborative governance and environmental policy that works for both rural and urban communities.


Katie is a Wyoming native and earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Environment and Natural Resource Studies from the University of Wyoming. She relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2011 after spending a summer working as an AmeriCorps volunteer through the Wyoming Conservation Corps. Prior to returning to school, Katie spent several years working in communications related to the built environment.


Katie Kerekes - Intern


Katie is interning with SWFC during the spring months of 2019 to assist in the After Action Review process for the city of Oakridge as we analyze the response to the winter snow storm and determine community inclusive suggestions for improvement. She is looking forward to facilitating group discussions, conducting interviews, and writing the final After Action Review report.


Katie is working on concurrent Masters in Nonprofit Management and Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon. Her interests and experience lie in disaster relief and response, specifically from a logistic and program support perspective. She is attracted to the hands-on, yet behind the scenes work and is excited to get a glimpse into the collaborative governance aspect of the After Action Review process. Before moving to the Pacific Wonderland, Katie called home to the just as wonderful Wilmington, North Carolina and she enjoys making sure she (and her pup) get as much exercise and sunshine as possible.



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