Marita grew up in Phoenix, AZ playing competitive soccer and volleyball and has always been passionate about protecting and learning about our environment. She earned a B.S. in Environmental and Water Resource Economics, along with a minor in Italian from the University of Arizona. Before joining the Rangeland Trust, Marita worked in retail management for major retail chains including Kohl’s Department Stores and Gap Inc. Marita has extensive experience in customer service and office management. In her free time, Marita enjoys coaching youth volleyball, cooking, and travelling.