Alyssa Babin is the Executive Director at Wild and Scenic Rivers with responsibility for a grassroots conservation nonprofit working to protect the rivers of southern Oregon and northern California.
Under Alyssa’s leadership, Wild and Scenic Rivers grew from scratch to a 500 member organization with campaigns to work collaboratively to prevent nickel mining on the Southern Oregon Coast, bring permanent protection to the Oregon Redwoods, designate the Chetco River as a State Scenic Waterway and host numerous successful outdoor education events.
While living in San Francisco, California, Alyssa spent time working at the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment, the California Coastal Commission, San Francisco BayKeeper, the City and County of San Francisco Land Use and Environment office and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She was also the rare plant manager for the Golden Gate National Parks.
Alyssa studied Environmental Science at Lewis & Clark College and received her Juris Doctorate degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California.
Alyssa lives in Brookings, Oregon with her dog Osa. She is active in the League of Women Voters of Oregon and sits on the board of the Azalea Park Foundation and the Wild Rivers Coast Foundation for Dance. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys playing the ukulele.