ENTERPRISE, OREGON – SEPTEMBER 17, 2018: Chelsea Cassens hunts for elk on the Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve. CREDIT: Max Whittaker for The New York Times

Chelsea was born in Eastern Oregon where she was raised on public lands and wild places. She’s grown up in the footsteps of longtime outdoorsmen and women, who influenced and raised her to be involved in hunting, fishing, camping, and conservation efforts since a very young age. Hunting and fishing have always been a staple for food and nourishment in her family. The memories and priceless adventures that come with the outdoors are a bonus to their way of life. Her conservation efforts have naturally aligned with this passion through the years, especially since becoming a mother and raising two young and very adventurous children. Chelsea sees the importance of maintaining a healthy landscape with wild animals, and how it truly creates a place for anyone to escape, seek solace, or even deliver a purpose for many generations to come. Chelsea believes that everyone at some level cares for fish and wildlife as well as clean air and clean water. She sees that the women in Artemis embody a whole vision of truly becoming a general conservationist; we love it all, we are here to protect it, and become a strong voice for all. Chelsea feels so honored and is truly appreciative to become a part of an organization that hopes to motivate, inspire, and keep women invigorated about conservation. Chelsea received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Portland.