Rosie joined Prairie Rivers of Iowa in May of 2016 as the Natural Resources Assistant. She grew up in Massachusetts and graduated with a BA in Sociology and minors in Spanish and Renewable Energy Studies in 2012 from Eastern Connecticut State University. After graduating, she worked as a residential counselor for mentally ill young adults before serving two years in AmeriCorps in Iowa and on Cape Cod. These programs helped to spark her interest in land management and natural resource conservation, and led her to her pursue a Master of Landscape Architecture degree at Iowa State University, of which she is entering her second year. She will be working with the Natural Resources Educator to help develop the Outdoor Learning Environments Program.

To talk more with Rosie, email her at rmanzo@prrcd.org.