Sandra Amolo is a community organizer with a passion for social and environmental justice and a keen interest in creating a multi-cultural environmental movement that is welcoming and inclusive to all ideas and backgrounds. She has worked both internationally and in the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle she helped create a racial justice campaign within the University of Seattle and also introduced youth to natural spaces through outdoor activities with Seattle Parks and Recreation. In northern California she worked with the Student Conservation Association to connect Latino youth to employment opportunities in National Parks as well as working for Americorps on their Healthy Housing program.
She has worked extensively abroad, in Belize with Indigenous Q’eqchi Maya at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Center through Audubon Society and most recently on community mobilization and empowerment of Afro Colombians displaced through conflict through Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) Peace Presence. This experience culminated in her leading a cultural exchange between Afro Colombians from Buenaventura and the Black Lives Matter movement as they toured the US, visiting Oakland, Ferguson, Baltimore and Washington DC among other locales. Sandra is excited facilitate more dialogue between communities of color and Tualatin Riverkeepers and to introduce newcomers to the watershed with organized river tours. She is therefore your contact for everything recreation related at TRK. She is also leading outreach to communities of faith for TRK, deepening connections with Baha’i, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Christian faiths in stewardship of greenspaces critical to the river’s health.
She holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Seattle University. Originally from Kenya, Sandra speaks Kiswahili, English and Spanish fluently.