Clarissa Orton

Clarissa grew up in Central Oregon and moved to Washington in 2018 to study Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Whitman College. Prior to becoming a Big Sky Watershed Corps member, Clarissa worked as a farmer, raft guide, server, wildlife technician, and educator – all these positions increased her appreciation of the environment and her desire to help protect it. As a part of Western Montana Conservation Commission, Clarissa is excited to help empower the public to protect the aquatic environment through education and community outreach. Clarissa spends her free time with her friends and family, and enjoys reading, skiing, crafting, running, and swimming in rivers and lakes.