Annual Training Conference '21 Virtual Navigation Guide

Early Career Panelists Discussion Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 12 pm PDT | 1 CEU | Live Q&A following webinar FREE PROGRAM - Live Broadcast: PNW-ISA has put together a panel of experienced and new arborists to discuss the evo- lution and options in an arborists career. Come discuss a variety of specializations and career stages from career development to business development. Discover a variety of ways of being successful and resilient as an arborist, whether you want to be in produc- tion, consulting, or work for a municipality. Moderator: Andrea Starbird, Consulting Arborist Tree Solutions, Inc. Andrea holds a certificate in Urban Forestry, Landscape Horticulture (South Seattle College), and a BA in Art History (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor). Andrea is passionate about sustainable cities, community building and environmental equity. In addition to urban forestry, she is particularly interested in wetland conservation, ecological restoration, and the preservation of at-risk native and medicinal plants. She is an ISA Certified Arbor - ist (PN-9084A) and holds an ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. Moderator: Tristan Fields, Consulting Arborist & Urban Designer KPG Interdisciplinary Design Tristan is a professionally trained horticulturist, landscape architect, and ISA certified arborist ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest wandering around the urban forests of West Seat - tle, through the clearcuts of South Puget Sound, and through old growth of the Olympic Peninsula. Her undergraduate degree is from The Ever- green State College where she studied the ecology of the region. Her masters degree is from the University of Oregon where she studied Landscape Architecture and wrote her thesis on innovative water cleansing through the use of biomimicry.

Panelist: Jenn Cairo (she, her, hers) Portland City Forester & Urban Forestry Manager

Jenn has been the City Forester for Portland, Oregon since 2012 and a dedicated public servant in forest and natural resources management for over 25 years, including for New York State, New York City and the State of Oregon. As Portland City Forester she led implementation of Port- land’s first comprehensive tree regulations; expanded the size, visibility and professionalism of the City’s urban forestry program and spearheads improving for- est services for and with low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. Originally from the Shawangunk Mountains of New York, Jenn has lived in Oregon for 13 years and spends her free time with family and friends among trees, volunteering, reading, prac- ticing yoga, skiing, kayaking and generally playing outside. She has a master of science degree in Forestry, Forest Resources Policy and Management from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; a master’s degree of Public Administration from Syracuse University; a bachelor of science degree in Foreign Service, International Law, Diplomacy and Organization and certificate in German Area Studies from Georgetown University and is a certified arborist, municipal arborist and tree risk assessor. Panelist: Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng, PhD Candidate The Urban Natures Lab at The University of British Columbia (UBC) Cindy has over five years of experience in community and youth en - gagement, climate change adaptation, student advising and engage- ment, and project management. Her PhD research focuses on exploring urban forest-based solutions for climate resilience and urban livability. Besides her PhD, she is a researcher at the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) and the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Urban Forestry Pro- gram at UBC. Panelist: Drue Morris, Crew Lead & Climbing Arborist

Based in Washington State, Drue has an AAS in Horticulture with an em- phasis on Arboriculture from MiIlwaukee Area Technical College. During her four years in the field she has worked in private and municipal sec - tors. Outside of work I enjoy watching NBA basketball and camping.

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