Angela Piller, Curator

The Rice Museum Welcomes our New Curator!

Angela Piller has worked as a technical writer, environmental geologist, data analyst, and administrator in the Portland area for the past 20 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Geology from Portland State University in 2016.

Born and raised in southwest Washington in the shadow of the Mount St. Helens eruption, she has looked into landslide hazards, tilled the Willamette valley terroir, gleaned data from GIS, and ogled ophiolites. In 2015, she partnered with NASA and SERVIR to build a catalog of landslides in Rwanda and created a regional hazard map.

When Angela isn’t working at the museum, she volunteers in the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NET) program helping build Cascadia earthquake resilience and community in her neighborhood. She also has a passion for crocheting, weaving, natural dyes and spinning.

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