Dorian Baldes
Intern

Dorian Baldes is a Lakota poet, artist, and musician from Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He’s currently a student at Oglala Lakota College and lives on the Pine Ridge Reservation inSouth Dakota.

Jess Greenburg
Intern

Jess Greenburg is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. Her work for NRCC has included co-leading a 2019 workshop on education, assisting with the 2019 Jackson Hole Wildlife Symposium, and working on the NRCC website and newsletters. She's passionate about intersectional environmentalism, food sovereignty and habitat conservation. When she's not working or studying, you can find her rock climbing or in the water.

Bea Portlea
Intern

Bea Portela is an undergraduate at Yale University majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Bea studies perceptions of recreation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This summer, Bea will continue this work by focusing on understanding perceptions, motivations, and personal ethics behind recreation in Jackson. Bea is interested in public lands management and advocacy, limnology, contiguous wilderness protection, and rural development. Beyond academics, she loves backpacking, climbing, and performing sketch comedy.

Elsa Rall
Intern

Elsa Rall is from Philadelphia, PA and graduated from William & Mary with a B.A. in history and a minor in anthropology. Most of her time in college was spent on the lacrosse field as a D1 athlete and participating in extracurricular activities as well as finding time exploring the outdoors. As an AmeriCorp member, Elsa will be volunteering with NRCC to enhance our digital footprint and grow the organization virtually through creative and innovative ways.

Emilie Newman
Visiting Researcher

Emile Newman’s academic background is rooted in natural resource policy and landscape ecology and how each intersects with and informs humanity’s relationship to the environment.  Emile is an eco-communicator seeking to better integrate and amplify the lived experiences of rural stakeholders and communities in the creation of environmental and social justice solutions. At NRCC she is researching the sociological dynamics underpinning nuclear testing within society and the military-industrial complex, and how such foundations impact the environment. She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Environmental Management at Yale School of the Environment.

Bryce Powell
Visiting Researcher

Bryce Powell is a Master’s of Environmental Management student at the Yale School of the Environment, where he has focused on public land management and stakeholder engagement in the Intermountain West. Originally from Loveland, CO, Bryce worked for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest between academic years at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned a BA in Environmental Studies. Since autumn of 2019, Bryce has worked with NRCC to research perspectives of recreation within the Jackson community and the environmental and social implications of growing recreation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.