Region: Greater Los Angeles
Project(s): Ballona Creek Revitalization Project
I was born and raised in Los Angeles and transferred to UCLA after two years at Santa Monica College. My passion for environmental justice issues lead me to major in Geography/ Environmental Studies and to pursue a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at UC Irvine. My hope was to be able to utilize my educational background to help create a more environmentally and socially just urban region. I am excited for the opportunity to be a CivicSpark fellow as it will allow me to continue along this trajectory and to gain experience on how to work towards a Southern California region that is sustainable and that continues to thrive in this changing climate.