Thaily Rodriguez Hernandez

I am twenty-one years old. I was born in Mexico and raised in California. I am a third year at California State University, Fresno majoring in Criminology: Victimology with an average GPA of 3.84. I hope to continue to further my education whether that is to apply to get my master’s or law school. I … Read more

Harkiran Singh

Harkiran Singh is a first generation Indian-American who was born and raised in the San Joaquin County. From a young age, his parents would take him, his sisters, and family friends to camping all over California. Ever since those trips, his love for the outdoors has only grown, from camping in forests, to hiking, and … Read more

Chey Yen

Chey Yen (they/he) is a queer and trans Chinese-American who dabbles in filmmaking, rock climbing, and baking. They are excited to be a program lead after being part of the spring 2021 OEI cohort! Chey is passionate about creating spaces and building community for and with other LGBTQ+ BIPOC folks.  They are looking forward to … Read more

Nenu Cruz

My name is Nenu Cruz, pronouns: they, them, elle. I am an undocuqueer forest school educator born and raised in Tenochtitlan also known as México City. However, I am a person with many homes. Long Beach (Tongva territory) has a special place in my heart. In LBC, I founded Rayitos de Sol an escuelita de … Read more

Mo Quihuis

Hi, I’m Monique Quihuis (she/they), but all my friends call me by my nickname Mo (: I’m Two Spirit, Tohono O’odham, Serrano & Mexican and I was born and raised in the Bay Area. Growing up I wasn’t exposed to much of my culture, but that has changed recently. Thanks to the wonderful Native community … Read more

Adriana Fernandez Arriaga

Adriana was raised in San Mateo and has spent her college days and career advocating for environmental justice through authentic community engagement, unlocking the leadership  potential of communities of color, and organizing hikes for youth and their families. Her passion for environmental justice and love for the outdoors stemmed from her frequent visits to Coyote … Read more

Bella Mayorga

Bella grew up in Southern California going to the LA County Natural History Museum and California Science Center with her parents who immigrated from Ecuador as teenagers. With a deep love for conserving our shared environment stemming from practices like her mom blending up eggshells to amend backyard soils with calcium and recycling sour cream … Read more

Regina Madanguit

Regina (she/her) is a Filipino-American multimedia storyteller originally from Chicago. She plays with words, visuals, and sound to tell stories that everyone can relate to. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Environmental Design and American Studies. There, she hosted and produced the university’s first student-run podcast, The BAD Podcast. Her … Read more

Arely Lopez

Arely Saraí Lopez (she/her/ella) is a first-generation, Guatemalan-American from sunny Southern California. Her love, respect, appreciation and passion for the environment and the land stems from the deep knowledge and wisdom passed down from her family in Guatemala and her parents. She continued to dig deeper into her passion throughout her undergrad years at UC … Read more