Metro Parks & Nature and BikePOCPNW
As the Accessibility Project Manager for Metro Parks & Nature, Will (he/him/siya) is focused on increasing and improving access for the disability community, particularly those navigating the world with intersecting marginalized identities. He finds inspiration and lessons from his lived experience as an immigrant and person with a disability to inform and build intentionality into his work. Will is also an experienced educator, social justice advocate, community activator, and doting cat dad. In January of 2021, he co-founded BikePOCPNW, a community of more than 450 people of color in the Portland metro area brought together by their love of riding bikes.
SARAH WILLIAMS BROWN
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Urban Refuge Program
Sarah (she/her) started her career as a wildlife biologist and quickly realized her passion for working with and learning from community. In her current role as Community Engagement Specialist, she helps the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service connect with communities both on and off our local National Wildlife Refuges. She's particularly focused on local youth employment and helping to remove barriers for folks to enjoy nature, wherever that may be. She enjoys kayaking with her wife, hiking with her dog, and leading the drum section for the Rose City Riveters at Portland Thorns matches.