Alumni Council

Formed in 2007 to mark SCA’s 50th Anniversary, the SCA Alumni Council has a mission to organize alumni in support of SCA and SCA’s Alumni Engagement Plan. Whether through serving as volunteer leaders at service days, helping to organize outreach events, or contributing content to SCA’s blog and social media pages, the Alumni Council assists in keeping SCA alumni connected and engaged.

Each year, current council members select new recruits from young alumni nationwide for a two-year term. With a diversity of SCA service backgrounds – from former high school crew members, to special initiative interns, to year-long conservation corps programs – Alumni Council members represent the wide range of SCA’s programs and locations. Each member is equipped to represent and connect with SCA’s 75,000+ alumni.

Specifically, the Alumni Council goals are to:

  • Support SCA service projects and alumni-focused social events
  • Contribute to SCA’s online content in the form of blog posts, social media sharing, and editorial writing
  • Strengthen SCA’s reputation as the nation’s preeminent youth conservation organization among partner organizations, agencies, and the general public
  • Serve as a source of counsel for SCA staff and board members, as requested

Email Alumni Council Chair Tina Walsh at [email protected] if you have any questions about the council.

Alumni Council Bios

CHAIR: Tina Walsh, New York, NY

Contact: [email protected]

Name: Tina Walsh
Current Location: New York, NY
SCA Program(s) Served: Hudson Valley Corps, Environmental Education Assistant at NYSDEC, NY (2012)
Current Position: Assistant Director of Environmental Education at Hudson River Park
Education Background: B.S. in Biology (St. John’s University)
Fun Fact: In my current role at Hudson River Park I supervise a staff of 12 SCA interns (including 4 Hudson Valley Corps members)!

Sara Brostrom, Seattle, WA

Contact: [email protected]

Name: Sara Brostrom
Current Location: Seattle, WA
SCA Program(s) Served: National High School Crew, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK (2004); SCA Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Conservation Intern, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, AK (2008); National High School Crew Leader, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, VT (2011); SCA U.S. Forest Service Inventory Intern, Bend, OR (2016)
Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
Education Background: B.S. in Biology (Western Washington University); Master of Arts in Teaching (Johns Hopkins University)
Fun Fact: As a field science educator in Olympic National Park, I frequently wore two raincoats in an effort to stay dry!

Daniel Dryburgh, New York, NY

Contact: [email protected]

Name: Daniel Dryburgh
Current Location: New York, NY
SCA Program(s) Served: National High School Crew, White Mountains National Recreation Area, AK (2010); NPS Academy, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CA (2015)
Current Position: Account Manager & Global Team Lead at GlassView
Education Background: B.B.A. in Marketing & International Business - Latin America Track (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Fun Fact: I spent two weeks traveling in Patagonia climbing Mt. Fitz Roy in El Chaltén and hiking the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate.

Christopher Fernandez, Washington, DC

Contact: [email protected]

Name: Christopher Fernandez
Current Location: Washington, DC
SCA Program(s) Served: Career Discovery Internship Program, Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, NY (2014) & Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex, FL (2015)
Current Position: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant and Student Mentor
Education Background: B.S. in Environmental and Conservation Biology (George Mason University)
Fun Fact: I spent a summer in the lowland jungle of Costa Rica studying impacts of landscape fragmentation on ground-nest predation rates -- there was no avoiding getting wet!

Erin Murphy, Portland, ME

Contact: [email protected]

Name: Erin Murphy
Current Location: Portland, ME
SCA Program(s) Served: Trail Management Intern, Pisgah National Forest, NC (2009); Children in Nature Coordinator, Delaware State Parks, DE (2013)
Current Position: Judicial Law Clerk, Maine Supreme Court
Education Background: B.A. in Environmental Science (University of Florida); J.D. (Georgetown Law)

Cori E. Rendon, Everett, WA

Contact: [email protected]

Name: Cori E. Rendon
Current Location: Jackson, WY
SCA Program(s) Served: NPS Academy, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN (2013)
Current Position: Graduate Student at Teton Science Schools
Education Background: B.S. in Natural History Interpretation (State University of New York - Environmental Science and Forestry)
Fun Fact: I had never been to a National Park before my SCA experience!