Volunteer Spotlight

Emily Nicholson

Volunteer Emily Nicholson How long have you been @ CWC?
Just over a year, I started July 28th, 2015, and I just hit 200 volunteer hours!

What shift(s) are you on?
Tuesday PM

Do you have a field of study (past or present)?
I graduated with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Zoology and Early Childhood Education from Oregon State University, and I will (hopefully) be starting the MBA program in the Fall.

Are you employed outside of your CWC volunteer position?
I am the Coordinator for Oregon State University's Precollege Programs where my main task is to organize the Middle School Field Trip program. We bring about 8,000 students a year to campus to discuss how and why they should start preparing for college in middle school.

What is your favorite part about volunteering at CWC?
My favorite part of volunteering at CWC is being so close to these wild animals and doing my part to rehabilitate them so they can return home.

Do you have a favorite or most memorable patient (past or present)?
If all goes well, patients aren't with us for very long so it's hard to have a favorite when you're only there once a week. That being said, one of the most memorable patients for me was a blind Great Horned Owl. She was the first raptor that I handled and was simply beautiful.

What is something that your shift may not know about you?
I am a complete Disney fanatic! I'm pretty sure 50% of my vocabulary consists of Disney quotes.

What book is currently on your nightstand?
My nightstand is a full bookcase so it is hard to list just one book, but one that is always lying on top is Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier.

What music is in your car right now?
An eclectic combination of Disney, older country, celtic, Christmas, classical, and a few decade-collections. In the CD player right now is a mixtape of songs that resonate with my sister and I. We take turns compiling songs into CDs; this one is our Sisters CD #3 that I made for her 25th birthday road trip.

Where are you from?
I'm from Cottonwood, California, a small town just south of Redding, but I call anywhere with family Home.

Volunteer Emily Nicholson feeding a Chintimini baby squirrel
Volunteer Emily Nicholson feeding a Chintimini baby squirrel

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