The Pacific Northwest Region Public Affairs Office welcomes Rochelle Ochoa, a Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteer who is working with Reclamation for the next 9 to 18 months. This is Rochelle's second assignment with SCA. During the summer of 2013, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Research Service as a Restoration Research Technician.
Rochelle is working with the Public Affairs Office, and also with the River & Reservoir Operations Group on the Columbia River Basin Impacts Assessment Project. Her primary focus will be interpreting technical material such as climate change science and developing communication products to be delivered on the internet and in outreach materials.
"The outdoors has always been a passion of mine," says Rochelle. "I'm happy to be able to work with natural resources and feel like I'm contributing to their well-being."
Rochelle was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and attended Centennial High School. She recently graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology & Conservation Biology. Rochelle spends her free time hiking, fishing, and enjoying other outdoor activities.
Released: June 26, 2014