Rachel Mathey, Salt Lake City, Utah : an interview by Rob DeBirk

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Title Rachel Mathey, Salt Lake City, Utah : an interview by Rob DeBirk
Alternative Title No. 618 Rachel Mathey
Creator Mathey, Rachel
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; DeBirk, Rob (Robert William), 1979-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-07-22
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993/ ; Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5826559/
Subject Mathey, Rachel--Interviews; Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance; Environmentalists--Biography
Description Typescript (23 pages) of interview by Rob DeBirk of Rachel Mathey on July 22, 2008
Abstract Mathey grew up at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Green River, Wyoming. Her parents took the family camping and she spent a lot of time in the outdoors when she was young. She credits those experiences camping with her family as the most influential factor in developing her passion for environmental issues. Her parents encouraged her to develop her spiritual side by connecting with nature. Rachel also took part in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) when she was young. During her first summer with the school, she had an epiphany, and knew that she was connected to nature and that she wanted to do something to help preserve the environment. She moved to Salt Lake City to go to school because she had family there, and studied at Westminster College. She took all the courses they provided for geology and then all the courses with environmental as a prefix. For one of her courses it was required that the students volunteer for a local organization. She volunteered for SUWA and developed an interest in keeping wild areas wild throughout the country. Her volunteer work at SUWA provided her with the opportunity for an internship at Save Our Canyons, which led to a job at Utah Environmental Congress, where she works doing the same thing she did at Save Our Canyons. Rachel discusses the differences between the two organizations: each organization has a different member base and works on different issues. Utah Environmentalists Oral History Project. Interviewer: Rob DeBirk
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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ARK ark:/87278/s6s489cq
Topic Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance; Environmentalists
Setname uum_elc
ID 800824
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6s489cq