Internship Program


Tamsin Fleming
Operations Manager

Growing up in Portland, the forests and rivers surrounding the city were a defining aspect of Tamsin’s childhood and she has seen how important it is to actively conserve and restore these environments for future generations. Graduating with a degree in General Science and a double minor in biology and chemistry, she quickly focused on conservation biology after learning about the crisis facing Pacific Northwest salmon. Tamsin is excited to continue working to preserve waterways, recover native fish populations, and create sustainable infrastructure with the Steelheaders. In her free time, Tamsin is most likely to be found hiking, camping with friends, or cooking new recipes.

Leslie Hinea
Office Manager

Leslie Hinea is a long time member of the NW Steelheaders, and a board member of the Sandy River Chapter. She was Treasurer from November 2009 – August 2011, has over 20 years experience in project management and office management, and 8 years experience in bookkeeping for small business. Leslie is responsible for doing the associations' bookkeeping, payroll, financial reporting, and permit applications. When she’s not keeping the books for the Association, she enjoys cooking, gardening, spending time with family and friends, making the occasional wedding cake, and of course, fishing.

Gray Sorensen
Confluence AmeriCorps member

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Gray spent much of her childhood on and around the rivers, lakes, and streams of the Pacific Northwest. Family camping, fishing and hiking trips fueled Gray’s love of the outdoors. Fishing with her Dad inspired her commitment to conservation. Gray spent five years in Tacoma, Washington and received a BA in African American Studies and Spanish and an MA in education both from the University of Puget Sound. Through her education, Gray discovered a passion for environmental equity work and early education. As the Education and Outreach Coordinator serving both the Steelheaders and National Wildlife Federation through Confluence Environmental Center’s AmeriCorps program, Gray engages students, educators and community members through Fish Eggs to Fry, family fishing events, and the Garden for Wildlife program while promoting environmental justice and increasing access to nature.

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

Miriam Fox
Advocacy and Campaign Intern

Mia is an avid outdoorsman having spent time in waterways and woods around Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Coastal South Carolina, and currently Philadelphia. In her final year at the University of Pennsylvania, Mia is pursuing an M.S. in Environmental Studies focused on biology. She has a deep appreciation for all things wild -- rural and urban -- and hopes to continue to protect public land and waterways, support native fish populations, and connect with communities who also share these passions. In her free time, Mia enjoys birding, cooking, and singing in a local choir.