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Undergraduate Institution

UC Berkeley


Natural Resources Defense Council


RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellow

Current Location

Azusa, CA


Guanajuato, Mexico

Websites/Social Media

Professional Interests

  • Conservation
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Oceans and Marine Conservation
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
  • Sustainability


  • Analytical
  • Discipline
  • Empathy
  • Maximizer
  • Positivity

My immigration journey to the United States has shaped my passion for finding justice related to the forced displacement and dispossession of people caused by the exploitation of natural resources. By working with and learning from incarcerated men, detained immigrant youth, undocumented high school students, farmworkers, native nations, and immigrant families, I have learned the importance of community based solutions and participation.