Gaylen Beatty grew up in Los Angeles, California. Many summers included family camping trips throughout the west coast and Canada. The privilege of those opportunities guided her life. She has spent the last 25 years in the fields of conservation, outdoor education, youth corps and park operations. She also founded the Portland region's Backyard Habitat Certification Program in 2006. Gaylen now works for Metro's Parks and Nature. She manages a dynamic team that works on complex projects that focus on cross departmental integration and collaboration that maximize equitable impacts. She received her undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University in oceanography, master's degree in science teaching from Portland State University and is honored to be a 2042 fellow for Center for Diversity and the Environment. In her free time, Gaylen relishes family time at home, in the garden on a beautiful spring day, or on a mountain enjoying first tracks with her Burton custom board.
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- D17: Starting and Sustaining an Inclusive Backyard Habitat Program
September 09, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM