Conservation Voters for Idaho is happy to introduce our newest staff member: Crystal Rain.
Even though Crystal grew up in western Washington, generations of her family have called Idaho’s Treasure Valley home. And one thing is for certain, those family members had a passion for the outdoors. In fact, Crystal is named after her father’s favorite ski hill, Crystal Mountain, which has received 193 inches of snow as of Jan. 11 (jealous).
Crystal shares her family’s passion for the outdoors through biking, hiking and, yes, skiing. She has also lived and traveled throughout the West giving her first hand knowledge of a diverse range of landscapes from southeast Alaska to Joshua Tree National Park. She’s also keenly aware of the western way of life and the value of public lands. She has been to 18 national parks and spends most of her time outdoors on lands owned by all Americans — a fact she holds dear to her heart.
With a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with a concentration on sustainable development from Mount Holyoke College she is passionate about ensuring that future generations get to enjoy our nation’s natural spaces as much as she has. As the program associate, she will work to advance CVI’s issue advocacy goals around clean energy, transportation, public lands and safer chemicals while providing support to legislative and accountability programs. Crystal said she is “beyond excited” to join the CVI team.
We’re beyond excited to have Crystal on our team. We know her pretty well. Starting as a volunteer during last year’s legislative session she became one of our Voter Outreach Specialists by February. By May, she was promoted to manage the team of five Voter Outreach Specialists. We are so lucky to have somebody with Crystal’s talents and energy on our team. Yes, her name is Crystal Rain, but we see nothing but sunny skies in her future. Welcome aboard.