San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society
Hope Presley grew up in the Central Valley of California, but spent a lot her time in the Bay Area visiting family and getting outdoors! She received her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Conservation from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She has also taken graduate classes through UC San Diego, earning her a Professional Certificate in Sustainability and Behavior Change. Her work experiences have combined endangered species management, pollution prevention, community outreach, and environmental education. Through her current work with San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society and the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, she strives to bring new audiences onto the Refuge and connect them to the natural resources through non-traditional programs and stewardship opportunities. She has expanded her program, Watershed Watchers, to include more volunteer opportunities for youth. Hope’s position is funded by a grant with Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP), which aims to reduce runoff through educational campaigns and programming. In her free time, you can still find her out hiking the trails, playing fetch with her dog on the beach, photographing wildlife, and traveling to new places!