Francesca Varela

Communications Coordinator

(503) 224-4011 ext. 201

Francesca joined OLCV in June 2018 as the Digital Coordinator. In 2015 she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and minor in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon, and in 2018 she received her M.A. in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah. Before coming to OLCV, Francesca worked as an intern with Nearby Nature, Oregon Wild, HEAL Utah, and the Oregon Chapter Sierra Club. She is also the author of four environmentally-themed novels--Call of the Sun Child, ListenThe Seas of Distant Stars, and Blue Mar. Francesca grew up playing in the forests of Oregon, and, as the daughter of an El Salvadorian immigrant, she is also passionate about environmental and climate justice. In her free time she enjoys a wide range of hobbies, including hiking, yoga, figure skating, playing classical piano, gardening, stargazing, and generally enjoying the outdoors.