Living in Portland, Oregon, Frank Chiaro is a passionate environmentalist who has spent years honing his knowledge and hands-on skills in water and environmental conservation. In high school, Frank got involved in the high school Lake Ecology Program – and later Marine Biology Program – through Shedd Aquarium. After graduating from high school, Frank attended college, where he got involved with the Pacific Discovery GAP Program. Here, he embarked on a four-month service trip to Hawaii focused on environmental stewardship and cultural understanding. During this time, he got involved in the Canyoning club and spent weekends mountain climbing and hiking. College is also where Frank Chiaro got his start working with the Cook County Forest Preserve as a Volunteer, which he continues to this day.