Alysa Delgado serves as the Parks & Natural Resources Coordinator for Three Rivers Park District/Scott County, MN. Alysa’s love for nature began in Central Maryland where she grew up immersed in fields and forests. Her passion for the outdoors led her across the Southeastern U.S. and through Central America for her education (B.S. at UNC-Chapel Hill; M.S. at U. of Alabama) and socio-environmental research (mainly Panama and Belize). After a year at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., her current work focuses on various local interactions with park lands and natural areas management. Personally, Alysa enjoys exploring parks, trying new vegetarian recipes, and playing with her dog.