Graduate Program on the Environment Assistant Director
Hi everyone! My name is Gail Wootan, and I am the Assistant Director of the Graduate Program on the Environment. I am here to help all prospective, new, and current MES degree students. For anyone with questions about the program, I am the first point of contact. You can email me at email@example.com or call 360-867-6225.
I’ve worked for the program since March 2010 and love meeting and working with people who are environmental leaders (or future environmental leaders). There is a very dynamic environmental professional community in the Olympia area, which makes our program a great learning opportunity for graduate students.
I am originally from Northwest Oregon, but I have lived in London; Sydney; New Zealand, Sitka, AK; a ship that sailed around the world; and Arcata, California. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in Mathematics and Literature and my Master of Education in College Student Services Administration at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
My interests in environmental studies include sustainable transportation and local food systems – I love the Oly Farmer’s Market! I try to bike to work or ride the bus every day, and my other interests include rowing in Budd Inlet, soccer, softball, hiking, reading, listening to live music, and traveling. I’ve been to all seven continents and am always ready to travel somewhere new!