Itzel is passionate about environmental education and environmental justice. She recognizes the importance of dismantling barriers that have historically kept people in marginalized communities from accessing nature and forming positive relationships with the outdoors. She joined Earth Team in 2018 as a campus coordinator for high school students in the SF East Bay, more specifically in Contra Costa County. Itzel grew up in San Pablo, CA and enjoys empowering young leaders in her community to become lifelong environmental stewards. Itzel finds that being connected to nature, whether tending to a garden or hiking up a mountain, is what keeps her energized to continue her work in this field.