OEC Adds to the Team
OEC is growing, again!
We are excited to introduce new members of our team that will support our communications, development, and programs teams. We welcome Juliáe Riva, our 2021 Emerging Leaders Intern, Meagan Golec, our new Major Gifts Officer, and Xanthia Wolland our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Learn more about each of them below or get acquainted with OEC’s whole staff here.
Juliáe Riva joins us for the summer through the Emerging Leaders Intern Program. Juliáe will support outreach and state wide engagement efforts for electric bicycles and help bring back OEC’s Emerging Leaders Board. Juliáe was born and raised in Beaverton and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2021 with degrees in Planning, Public Policy and Management & General Social Sciences with minors in Business Administration & Sustainable Business. She is passionate about and committed to making a positive difference in society, especially in the fight against climate change and injustice.
Xanthia Wolland is OEC’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She’ll be managing many aspects of OEC’s digital communications and social media, as well as supporting our development team with copy-writing and design. Xanthia is a graduate of Reed College with a degree in political science and environmental studies. She serves as Chair of the Oregon Green New Deal Committee with the Democratic Party of Oregon’s Environmental Caucus and is the recipient of the Evan Rose Award for urban planning and McGill Lawrence Award for cross-cultural engagement. She hopes to continue actively combining efforts for underserved communities and climate protection through communications. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking, tango dancing, rock climbing, circus arts, yoga, and beach laying.
Meagan Golec joins OEC’s development team as our new Major Gifts Officer. Meagan worked for 8 years on the development team at Friends of the Children, where she managed the volunteer program and worked to engage folks in the mission of the organization. According to her references, she did an excellent job of developing authentic relationships with volunteers, who in turn became more invested in the success of the organization. She impressed the hiring committee with her curiosity, intelligence, warmth and good humor, as well as her ability to inspire people to do big and significant things for a mission they felt connected to. Meagan grew up with the Olympic National Forest as her back yard and still feels most at home when she’s out in the woods.