Forest hires new public affairs officer
Saturday, May 16, 2015 — The Lassen National Forest welcomes its new public affairs officer, Joyce El Kouarti, who started in the position the first week of May.
“She brings strong experience in forest stewardship and communications to the Lassen,” said Forest Supervisor Dave Hays of El Kouarti. “I’m confident she’ll be a great addition to our team and an asset to the community.”
Replacing former Public Affairs Officer Heidi Perry-McCourt, who retired at the end of last year, El Kouarti brings with her more than 15 years of public affairs and communications experience.
After earning a bachelors degree in English from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, El Kouarti accepted a job at Boston University’s Office of Public Relations.