Chrissy Fichter is a passionate conservationist who is fascinated by the natural world and dedicated to inspiring human-nature connections. As an active volunteer in her community, she has supported native species, promoted animal welfare, encouraged sustainability, and advocated for the protection of our planet through informal education and outreach. In 2019, Chrissy moved to Tucson from Maryland and became instantly captivated by Sonoran Desert ecology and the diverse landscapes of the Southwest. She explores these interests and nourishes her relationship with nature through hiking, backpacking, trail running, and birdwatching. Chrissy has worked as a registered nurse since 2009 but shifted away from healthcare so that she can prioritize her goal of building human-nature connections in support of conservation. In 2022, Chrissy completed a master’s degree focused on leadership within the field of conservation at the University of Miami Ohio. Soon after, she joined the Arizona Trail Association team as a volunteer engagement specialist through which she supports the organization’s extensive volunteer community.

Some scenes from our September 8 meeting.