As Salmon-Safe gears up for further expansion across the interior Columbia Basin, Alexa Schmidt has joined the Salmon-Safe team as our first Columbia Basin program manager. Prior to starting at Salmon-Safe, Alexa worked for over a decade in humanitarian development, from early work in climate related displacement in Bangladesh to later work using tech-based innovations to advance adaptation programs in East Africa and Central America. Alexa has long been interested in community-driven climate adaptations that help improve lives and livelihoods that contribute to a more sustainable future. At Salmon-Safe, Alexa will be collaborating with partner organizations to implement water quality improvements that expand the scope and geographic reach of Salmon-Safe’s longstanding work. Based in the Columbia River Gorge, Alexa will work in tandem with our Portland-based headquarters, Walla Walla and Spokane-based outreach team, and implementation partners across the region.