Alli Preble began volunteering with Openlands as a TreeKeeper in 2017 and joined the organization in early 2019 as the Assistant Forestry Crew Leader. She helps lead the Forestry Trainees in field maintenance and education, applying skills and experience from previous positions in urban forestry, urban soils, and sustainability. Alli received her B.A. in Environmental Studies with minors in American Sign Language and studio art from DePaul University and is currently there working on a M.S. in Environmental Science.