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Carine Arendes
Carine Arendes

Carine is a long time Oregon resident, active in food security issues, Portland Public Schools and environmental restoration volunteerism. A graduate of PSU’s Community Development program, she entered the MURP program in the fall of 2011, focused on Land Use and integrating environmental planning into land-use decision making. Restoring and preserving ecological functioning in urban areas is a professional priority with special emphasis on recognizing the existing assets of suburban green infrastructure.  Her current position at Washington County is focused on “Greening the Code,” an attempt to address code barriers to sustainable development.  A regular library patron, Carine daydreams about trips to Tuscany and adventures aboard Serenity.