Silje grew up in Wallowa County and graduated from Enterprise High School after her family moved from Harare, Zimbabwe when she was three. She spent a year at Folk High School in Norway before attending Williams College in Massachusetts, where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Policy. As a past participant in the WREN program and outdoor school, Silje is excited to return as a youth education intern this fall. She is passionate about rural communities and wild places, and looks forward to exploring and celebrating these values with kids. In her spare time, she loves to play in rivers, telemark ski, make art, and get sendy on barefoot adventures.