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Teresa Gaddy

Director of Education and Workforce

I am responsible for all things Green Workforce Academy; from teaching to scheduling, facilitating our collaborative, recruiting and outreach, and offering mentorship to graduates of the program. Central to my role is relationship building—with potential employers, participants, and the myriad of informal partners who support our program as guest speakers and site hosts. As a mixed race Native (Tewa) and white person with a background in environmental education, the work I do at Ecotrust is close to my heart. Some of my favorite ways to spend time are harvesting and sharing the bounty, engaging in meaningful conversations, traveling, and savoring a good cup of black tea.

Pronouns: she/her
Location: Portland, OR

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Learn more about the site partners who make Green Workforce Academy possible.

On our blog, Teresa interviews Chef Andre — an invaluable Green Workforce instructor — about his business, Sustainable Meals Oregon.

When Teresa joined Ecotrust, she had a vision of empowering young adults to have the access and agency they need to enter the green jobs sector.

Featured Projects

A paid opportunity for Black, Native, and people of color in Portland who want to learn more about jobs in the green economy.

Matching Yakama Nation Tribal School and Heritage University students throughout an Indigenous Forestry online course