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Devin Hansen

Devin Hansen is an Environmental Scientist and has been using her scientific knowledge professionally since 2012. She recently began working as a consultant in September of 2017. Devin has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and forestry where she specialized in Watershed Science and Geospatial Information and Mapping. For her Master’s Degree she studied Forest and Natural Resources Management where she refined her management skills.  Devin is a member of the Society of American Foresters, the American Fisheries Society and ArcGIS Professionals. Devin maintains her skills by using online platforms to learn new and creative ways to effectively convey scientific environmental information to her clients. Devin Hansen resides in Syracuse, New York and is continuing to learn about natural resources.

Joseph Campbell wrote, “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”

Diana Velez

Diana Velez was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her mother is from Old Harbor, Ak and her father is from Arecibo, PR. Diana has two older brothers and one younger sister. Currently she works at Southcentral Foundation Detox as a Program Coordinator full time and attending Alaska Pacific University (APU) part time.

Her educational and career goals include graduating from APU with her Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management. She has worked at Southcentral Foundation for 9 years and will remain with them after she graduates in hopes of promoting into a leadership position.

She is passionate about giving back to her community and seeks out various ways to donate her time. She loves volunteering in classrooms with Junior Achievement, serving dinner at Beans Café during the holidays, and helps out with events and fundraisers she finds meaningful.

In her free time she likes to hang out with family and friends, hike, travel, bead, sew, paint, and go outside with her pup Leroy Brown the min pin!