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 Point and living in a mixed immigration status household. Adriana is currently the Program Coordinator for the San Mateo County Parks Foundation. In her role, she is working to help make our county parks more welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to our historically underrepresented communities of San Mateo County. In her spare time, she volunteers with Dreamers Roadmap Supplies for Farmworkers Campaign and loves to spend her time outdoors with her husband and dog, Azul. She is a proud alumni of the Chicana Latina Foundation, Green Foothill’s Community Advocates Leadership Academy, and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Latino Board Leadership Academy. Adriana graduated with an A.S. from Cañada College and a  B.S. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Davis.