Mahal Leia Bilaoen (she/they) is excited to be a part of the Fall 2022 Outdoor Educators Institute South Bay cohort! Mahal is currently studying to become an Environmental Studies major and can’t wait to use her knowledge to help others. She is passionate about finding connections between people and nature and everything in between. In her off time, she likes knitting, crocheting, and drawing. Mahal cannot wait to meet everyone else in her cohort and hopes to create memorable experiences.