Internship Program


Grace Petermen
Confluence AmeriCorps member

Born in England and raised between Florida and Chicago, Grace found stability and comfort in non-human creatures while growing up. After several years working at a domestic animal non-profit in Los Angeles, she became interested in how humans relate to the natural world more broadly. She sees nature, like art, as a unifying force that transcends language with the power to heal and unite. Grace holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Wheaton College and a graduate certificate in Wildlife Management from Oregon State University. She speaks Russian and enjoys yoga, drawing, and singing. Grace looks forward to fostering community engagement in wildlife conservation through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Fish Eggs to Fry, Hooked on Family Fishing Day, and Garden for Wildlife initiative. She will also support NWF's Eco-Schools USA and Schoolyard Habitats during her service term.

Previous AmeriCorps members include Molly Orr (2015-2017), Allison Dobscha (2017-2018), Molly Shea (2018-2019), Allena Vestal (2019-2020), Kristina Peterson (2020-2021), and Gray Sorensen (2021-2022).. Their contributions have built our education programs to what they are today.