Ali Bailey

Freshwater | Climate | Data

July 2021- Horseshoe Bluff at Mines of Spain Recreation Area and Preserve, just outside of Dubuque, Iowa. The Driftless Area is my home away from home. Photo by Andrew W.

About Me

I’m a 2022-23 CivicSpark Fellow with the City of Olympia Climate Program, where I work on policy research, data analysis, and community outreach for city decarbonization initiatives. I recently graduated with a B.S./B.A. in Ecology and Conservation from the Evergreen State College, where I had internships ranging from restoration ecology to plant pathology to agricultural conservation to climate action, and conducted undergraduate research in freshwater ecosystems as a senior capstone project and in the LeRoy Aquatic Ecology Lab. I also have a Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Green River College, and worked as a litigation defense paralegal for several years before completing my bachelor’s degree.

I’m currently applying to M.S. programs for the 2023-24 academic year, and always seeking opportunities to further develop my data analysis skills and take part in science outreach and education volunteer opportunities.

Besides my CivicSpark Fellowship, I work part-time as evening circulation staff at the Daniel J. Evans Library at Evergreen. When I’m not doing either of those, I enjoy spoiling my cats Trip and Kiwi, trying to master new baking techniques and recipes, enjoying the beautiful parks and nature preserves all around the Salish Sea, digging into genealogical research for a family history writing project, and looking under logs and leaf litter for salamanders.