San Francisco / Oakland cohort
Adriana was born in El Salvador and immigrated to San Francisco at the mere age of 3. She took root in SF, where she cultivated her relationship with the natural environment, through the support of various teachers, mentors, and friendships. She enjoys going on long walks in the streets of SF, as well as going on hiking/camping trips. She has worked with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy as a Camp Instructor and is a recent graduate of SF State with a degree in Latino/a/x Studies and a minor in Race and Resistance Studies. She plans on using her degrees as a framework for her work in decolonizing outdoor education. As a Mestiza woman, she will work as a bridge for BIPOC, immigrants, and LGBTQIA communities to secure access to green spaces. She wants to teach youth and families around the Bay Area who have been pushed away from the outdoors to reconnect with the natural world.