From Mount St. Helens National Monument:
Diana Perez-Rose was named the new Deputy Monument Manager of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Prior to her current position, Perez-Rose served as the Fisheries Program Manager at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest headquarters in Vancouver.
“I’m pleased to announce Diana’s new position,” said Monument Manager Tom Mulder. “Diana’s enthusiasm for the Monument’s special places, her natural resource background, and her commitment to working cooperatively with the local communities makes her a great choice as Deputy Monument Manager,”
She replaces Maggie Dowd who accepted a position as the Groveland District Ranger for the Stanislaus National Forest.
Perez-Rose began her Forest Service career in 1990 as a summer student hire on the Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon. She has a Bachelor of Science degree Wildlife Management from Texas Tech University, and a Master in Fisheries Science from Oregon State University.
As the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Fisheries Program Manager, she directed fish habitat and aquatic restoration programs on the Forest’s three ranger districts. During this time, she served as vice chair on the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board’s Technical Advisory Committee.
She and her husband Don have two young children and reside in Vancouver.