Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area Letha graduated from Humboldt State University in 2003 with a BS in Natural Resource Planning and minors in GIS and Botany. After college she served in the Peace Corps (Philippines 2005-2007) and taught sustainable fishing practices in several coastal villages on the island of Bohol. Since returning to the US Letha has been involved with leading trail crews on the Pacific Crest Trail and in the Umatilla NF.
Letha has a very active outdoors life. It is possible to find her backpacking in her native Northern California, kayaking the Rogue River in Southern Oregon, snowshoeing on Mount Hood, or sailing on the Columbia River. In a good year she spends more nights camped outside rather than indoors.
The possibilities for the future are endless. Letha is currently waiting to hear from the Peace Corps for a second assignment that could leave early next year. For the month following the Fish TrACS program Letha plans to spend some quality time with friends and family in the Portland area.