Mallory Smith, our newest team member, joined WSCAT in September 2018. She is serving a one-year term as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, and works at WSCAT as our community development specialist. Mallory’s role is to build our organizational capacity in various ways, aiding us in promoting economic development on the reservation. Mallory will assist WSCAT in enabling Tananáwit (a 501(c)3 community of Warm Springs Artists) to become self-sufficient, help strengthen the Warm Springs outdoor market, develop a plan to recruit more youth into WSCAT programs, and improve our community outreach processes through web design and YouTube video production. Mallory grew up on the Warm Springs Reservation, attended Portland Community College (PCC), and worked as an educator in Portland for three years. She loves to be outdoors – either hiking, camping, or simply basking herself in mother nature’s beauty. Mallory has a passion for youth causes in the community, and hopes to develop after-school programs and to be an advocate for Native American Youth in many ways.