Zahira Chaudhry (she/her) is an outdoor enthusiast, self-taught chef and novice skateboarder. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Zahira has a deep appreciation for all the green space on Ohlone Land. Zahira is excited to return to OEI as a program assistant after participating in the Fall 2021 cohort. Some of her favorite places to spend time outside include Albany Bulb, Morcom Rose Garden, and Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Zahira’s experience in OEI helped her develop self-confidence, tenacity and presence in her body and she hopes to cultivate the same experience for future cohort participants. In her free time Zahira can be found cooking a 32 ingredient meal, trying not to fall of a skateboard and attempting to water her plants on time.