Sophie Downey

Sophie Downey

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Professional Bio

Sophie became FMR's outreach assistant in 2018 and our volunteer and outreach coordinator August 2019.

She graduated from Macalester College with a degree in environmental studies, a minor in biology, and an emphasis in environmental justice. Previously, she worked as an intern at the local nonprofits Great River Greening and Climate Generation.

FMR Role

Sophie coordinates community outreach and registration for our many educational and stewardship events throughout the year. She makes sure volunteers have all of the information they need and helps them find the best events and activities for their time, talents, and interests.

She also coordinates the River Guardians program, keeping over 2,000 advocates up to date on issues affecting our river and riverfront, and helping them take action on these issues when their help is needed the most.

Personal Details

Sophie grew up in Minneapolis, close enough to the river that hikes and outdoor adventures were an important part of her childhood. She loves canoeing in the summer, ice skating in the winter, and in her free time enjoys reading novels, cooking, and listening to podcasts.

Contact

sdowney@fmr.org, 651.222.2193 x27