Meet Andrea Horvath,
Redwood Forest Foundation
Andrea Horvath joined the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc (RFFI) as the Executive Assistant in June 2016.
Her skills, education and interest in biology and forestry make her an asset to both RFFI and the Usal Redwood Forest Co. Through her extensive research experience, Andrea has developed impressive computer skills, including proficiency with spreadsheets, database management, graphic design, Global Information System (GIS) mapping and social media. Immediately prior to joining us she worked as a forester for a utility company.
While earning a B.A. in Environmental Studies at the University California, Santa Cruz, Andrea worked as a research assistant on the university's Forest Ecology Research Plot (FERP). In this position, she studied trees and other woody plants in a mapped forest plot. She established a monitoring program for amphibians and reptiles on the FERP that will be used for many years. She also worked as an interpretive intern at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and was the Volunteer Program Coordinator at the TerraGnoma Community Demonstration Garden in Santa Cruz, CA.
Andrea's love of redwoods began as a child when her family frequently took her camping at Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Her passion for redwood forest ecology and environmental and social responsibility drives her dedication to RFFI's philosophy and goals. RFFI is very pleased to have Andrea on our staff. She jumped in quickly and filled critical roles both in the office and in the field. Andrea brings a blend of experience, enthusiasm and commitment to redwood forests that is invaluable to RFFI.