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Cecelia Hagen and Ash Berry

Cecelia is a familiar face, having volunteered for three years as the Coordinator of Audubon Adventures. Ash is a UO graduate student in the Non-Profit Management program, who reached out to serve as a Board member through their course work.

We are thrilled to have each of these talented people on our Board! Volunteers keep our functions running and are the lifeblood of our organization. We are thankful for their help and commitment.

Cecelia Hagen was raised in Norfolk, Virginia, graduated from Connecticut College in New London, and then moved to Eugene for her MFA in poetry at the UO. She has worked as a magazine editor and writing teacher. Her poems have appeared in New Ohio Review, Guesthouse, On the Seawall, and EcoTheo Review. She is the author of “Entering” and two chapbooks, “Among Others” and “Fringe Living.” Now retired, she teaches writing, volunteers as a community recycling coordinator, spends time with her extended family, and participates in two poetry groups. She also enjoys hiking, playing in various gardens, and thinking of ways to help future generations.

Short bio by Ash Berry, in their own words.

“Hello, my name is Ash Berry, I am a second-year Master of Nonprofit Management student at the University of Oregon and still fairly new to the Eugene area. Before moving here for graduate school, I worked for New York State in the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities as an Assistant Contract Management Specialist. My connection to the work of LCAS is personal to my childhood in New Mexico, where my late grandfather and I regularly took trips to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to go birdwatching. I’m excited to be a member of the Lane County Audubon Society’s board and look forward to helping progress the mission of promoting education and the enjoyment of Lane County’s natural environment.”