My name is Autumn Barber, and I recently joined the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) team as a social media intern. Soon, I’ll take over as the social media manager for the summer.
What sparked my interest in this position was the ability to have creative freedom, as well as the opportunity to gain new skills in social media and public outreach-related projects. What brought me to OFRI specifically was my interest and appreciation for how green Oregon is. I lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from last June until January of this year. Living in the Southwest for six months really made me appreciate how green and lush Oregon is. By working with OFRI, I feel like I am able to work with content that I enjoy, while educating others on how to keep Oregon green.
While I am working, I am also a third-year college student majoring in communications and attending the University of New Mexico (UNM) online. I attended Portland State University (PSU) for two years, spent the last year at UNM and am now transferring back to PSU in the fall to finish my bachelor’s degree. I will be the first in my family to graduate from college.
I am an Oregon native and grew up in Molalla. I graduated from Molalla High School and moved to Beaverton the day of graduation.
Some of my favorite things include movies directed by Wes Anderson, interior design, Anthropologie candles, and coffee (especially caramel lattes). Oh, and Jeff Goldblum. In my free time you can find me hiking, going to rock concerts and planning my next weekend trip on Airbnb.
Please feel free to reach out to me and share any upcoming events, reports, blog posts or campaigns you would like OFRI to share on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Media Intern