Dionné Mejía is an Ecological Education Program Coordinator. She is one of the lead instructors and coordinators for the binational Aves Compartidas Youth Education Program, which connects students in dual-language elementary schools in the Willamette River Watershed in Oregon with students in the Laja River Watershed in Guanajuato, Mexico through migratory bird lessons, watershed education, and pen pal exchanges. Dionné also delivers science lessons to teens in juvenile detention centers, and develops curriculum for adults in custody as part of the Sagebrush in Prisons Program.
Dionné obtained her B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California San Diego and studied the diversity of rove beetles in rotting cacti in the Sonoran Desert for her master’s thesis. She has worked as a teaching assistant, community college instructor, after-school tutor, resident naturalist in Costa Rica, and pollinator research assistant. Dionné is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in education and a teaching license at Oregon State University.
In her free time, Dionné enjoys bicycling, gardening, and spending time outdoors.