COSSA Program Manager
As the program manager for the Central Oregon Shared Stewardship Alliance (COSSA), Stephanie works to develop an approach for prioritizing shared restoration values on the Central Oregon landscape, working with COSSA’s multi-jurisdictional partners to implement cross-boundary stewardship projects efficiently. Stephanie was born and raised in Michigan, and after graduating from Central Michigan University with a BA in Environmental Education, she followed her personal migratory path through the Rockies and eventually landed in the Pacific Northwest. She went on to earn a MS in Geography from Portland State University, and focused on a career in on-the-ground conservation. Prior to joining the COFSF, she worked with land conservation organizations in outreach, coordination, and project roles, as well as seasonally with the USFS and NPS. Most recently, she coordinated the efforts of a national partnership focused on the protection of the monarch butterfly migration and native pollinators. She currently resides in Bend, Oregon where you might spot her on a bike, skis, paddleboard, or in her garden.