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Undergraduate Institution

Arizona State University


Joshua Tree National Park


Vegetation Technician

Current Location

Dallas, Oregon


Tempe, AZ

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Politics
  • Deserts
  • Cinema
  • gardening
  • boarder abolition
  • trains
  • art deco
  • ethnobotany

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Land Stewardship
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Quality or Watershed Management


  • Analytical

My name is Gabriel Leon, and I have a fiery passion for the Desert Southwest. As a fourth-generation resident of Arizona-Sonora Borderlands, I carry with me a deep passion for both the people I sit next to on the bus, and the land on which I stand. I live and breathe the Sonoran Desert, and it is the sunsets every evening, and the monsoon storms each summer that keep me determined to fight for the environmental future of the Southwest and her peoples.

In my free time I enjoy hiking looking for birds and plants, volunteering in my community and my region, learning Spanish, road tripping, writing poetry, and occasionally some new hobby I try out for a week or so.