Deya Ramsden, Middle James River Forest Watershed Project Coordinator, Virginia Department of Forestry.
A graduate of Oregon State University (OSU) with a B.S. in Natural Resources, Deya spent the last ten years with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Early in her career she performed urban natural areas restoration with the Natural Resources Group. Recently she served as a Borough Forester in the boroughs of Staten Island and Queens, working to balance public safety and urban development with the preservation of the City’s mature street trees.