Mori is a third-generation New Mexican who grew up with horses, dogs, cats, soccer balls, and lots of art in the dirt of Santa Fe and Taos. She is a lifelong lover of wild beings, sacred landscapes, and terrible puns, devoted to discovering and embodying a path of place-based ecocultural stewardship. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Ecology and Conservation from Emory University, where she primarily focused on human-wildlife conflict in Ladakh, India. She also has a background in Tibetan Studies, community conservation, and religion and ecology. She is the recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Grant, Santa Fe Community Foundation Michael Currier Scholarship, and Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Senator Pete Dominici Scholarship. When not volunteering in the Santa Fe County Trails and Open Spaces, she loves any other excuse to be outside. Mori is overjoyed to be back in Santa Fe again, to learn from and contribute to this community in an intentional way.