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Darien Parris-Austin

Saguaro National Park

Winter 2024

Darien is the CVA for Saguaro National Park in Tucson Arizona where she was born and raised. She graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.S. in Environmental Science and spent a semester traveling Australia to study sustainability and activism.
After college, Darien worked a wide range of jobs from training ranch horses in the Grand Tetons to building trails in the desert. Throughout her career she hopes to connect people to nature through exploration, art, and citizen science.
She is a life-long artist and lover of the outdoors where she finds inspiration in the uniquely diverse landscape of the Sonoran Desert.
During this year's CVA term, Darien is most looking forward to making lasting connections within the community, working with/learning from all the dedicated volunteers, and growing into a strong and dependable leader.

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