Ana Molina (she/her) grew up in South Lake Tahoe, the traditional lands of the Washoe Tribe. Growing up in such a beautiful and natural area that she didn’t explore until high school cultivated her environmental stewardship. She worked summers after high school with the U.S. Forest Service, learning about the beautiful landscapes Tahoe had to offer.
Ana graduated from community college and pursued higher education at Humboldt State University in Arcata CA, the traditional homelands of the Wiyot People. She earned her B.S in Ecological Restoration with a minor in Soil Science. Always having lived in places where nature is accessible, Ana continued north to the Pacific Northwest where she lived in Eugene, the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya Ilahi, and worked for Beyond Toxics on environmental justice and ensuring that communities most impacted by environmental injustice were a part of the decision making. She has been a part of statewide environmental justice campaigns advocating and organizing with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.
When Ana is not working she likes to spend time with family and friends, going hiking, camping and backpacking, learning about the Pacific Northwest, finding a new thrift store, and getting involved in the community she lives in.
Riverkeeper’s team includes scientists, environmental lawyers, and community organizers. We work to organize and empower local communities, enforce environmental laws, and build strategic coalitions. Our mission is to protect and restore the Columbia River and all life connected to it.