Ecological Education Coordinator
Ari Saliba is an Ecological Education Coordinator at IAE. She assists with butterfly lab work as well as the Sagebrush in Prisons Project, Conservation in Prisons, and Parkify Your Yard Project. Her position helps provide ecological education to juvenile detention centers, adult prisons, and other educational institutions that IAE partners with.
Ari’s background is in sustainable horticulture and outdoor education. She has worked on several organic farms and as an outdoor educator where she provided place-based education to Lane County school districts with a larger focus on native edible plants, forest ecology, and river habitat conservation. Before working with IAE, Ari worked at a community college where she managed the school’s organic garden and provided hands-on education for horticulture classes. Ari attended Oregon State University where she earned a B.S. in ecological horticulture production; she is currently attending Prescott College where she is earning a M.A. in environmental education.
When not working, Ari loves to go bikepacking, hike with her dog, Stitch, or cook up delicious vegan food using in season produce. She enjoys foraging for native plants and traveling for bike polo tournaments.