Carolyn began working part-time for ITEP in July 2022 to support ITEP’s administration of the National Tribal Air Association. She also serves as the Smoke Management Field Coordinator for the state of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources. In this role, she focuses on burn permitting, regulations, and approving/denying burn requests. In the summer, she deploys as an Air Resource Advisor providing smoke information to incident management teams and the public. Prior to working for the state, she ran the Air Quality Program for the Quinault Indian Nation. She is interested in all topics and policies related to air quality and looks forward to elevating Tribal voices as NTAA works to advance Tribal air quality programs and improve air quality nationwide.