Ashlyn Olah is a junior studying Society & Environment with a concentration in US Environmental Policy & Management. Growing up in rural Northern California, in the small town of Chester, she developed a deep appreciation for forest ecosystems and landscapes. With the increasing severity of wildfires in California, she has been able to see how government agencies have failed to protect rural communities in the direct path of rampant wildfires. She hopes to help mitigate the effects of wildfire on rural communities in California through an eventual career in forest resource management. She is passionate about researching the interconnectivity of social ecology and resource management strategies in order to help future generations combat dangerous climatic phenomena.
This summer, Ashlyn is hoping to intern with a governmental agency that aligns with her interest and passion to create positive change in resource management and environmental policy to protect rural disadvantaged communities against wildfire.
Major(s): Society & Environment
Minor(s): Geospatial Information Science and Technology; Forestry and Natural Resources