Carissa is a native Sierra Nevadan whose passion for community, the environment, and climate resilience has led her to a career in public service. She enjoys exploring new Reno-Tahoe hikes and businesses, spending time with friends, and raising her dog, Finn. Carissa graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2019 with a B.S. in Environmental Science, where she took an active role in developing positive community relationships and empowering female leaders at the University. Since graduating, Carissa has participated in two incredible fellowships centered around local and state government—one of them being AmeriCorps working on energy efficiency and climate change! She most recently worked for the California Department of Finance, where she found a passion for budgets and public-private partnerships, which she will support at Envirolution. She is pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy, gaining key skills in public policy, finance, and management. Carissa is excited to join the Envirolution team to empower the next generation of movers and shakers!