Graduate Research Assistant, MES Program
The Evergreen State College
Sadie Gilliom was born in Shelton, WA. Sadie received her B.A. in natural science biology in 2011 at the University of Puget Sound. She has always had a passion for the natural world, particularly in herpetology. Growing up, she spent her summers turtle watching on a lake in Michigan, snorkeling with newts at a lake in Shelton, WA, and studying amphibians on wilderness adventures in Shelton, WA. She is a Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association of Interpretation and can interpret the natural world in a way that is engaging to everyone. She has worked with turtles and frogs at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, given presentations on amphibians at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and the Thurston Conservation District, studied with the Save the Frogs Academy, and created and directed the Leap for Frogs 5K and Festival in Yelm, WA.
Sadie is excited to be a part of the SPP team! She brings her skills and love of nature. She hopes to make a positive impact on both the professional lives of the inmate technicians and the wild populations of the Oregon spotted frogs and Western pond turtles.