Staff

Lauren Sullivan

Lauren Sullivan Program Staff / Personal de programas On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2024 I was incredibly lucky to grow up between the dense city of Madrid, Spain and the beaches and Chaparral of San Diego, California. This gave me a real appreciation for nature connection and a desire to view […]

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Bettie Coy

Bettie Coy Transportation Coordinator / Coordinadora de transporte On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2024 orggvr@jlc.bet Bettie grew up in San Diego and spent most of her childhood summers backpacking in Colorado. Through spending time in these two unique places, she developed a deep love for the outdoors and enjoyed learning about

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Silvia Ramirez Garcia

Silvia Ramirez Garcia

Silvia Ramirez Garcia REACH Program Manager-Academics / Gerente de Programa REACH-Académico On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2024 fvyivn@zlernpuargjbex.bet  Silvia was born and raised in Santa Maria, California. Her family is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico, a beautiful state with vibrant energy. She is a first-generation college graduate from the University of California,

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Natalie Torres

Natalie Torres

Natalie Torres  REACH Program Coordinator / Coordinador del Programa REACH On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2024 angnyvr@zlernpuargjbex.bet Natalie Torres was born and raised in the Central Coast. She is the proud daughter of immigrant parents of Mexican and Ecuadorian descent, two beautiful countries that Natalie has had the opportunity to explore

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Liana Ordonez

Liana Ordonez

Liana Ordonez Program Staff / Personal de programas On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2024 Growing up in a bigger city in Southern California, with a mixed cultural background, she began to identify the importance of her relationship with nature when she moved North for college. She believes that the innate value

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Ruby Baruth

Ruby Baruth Program Staff / Personal de programas On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2024 After studying ecology and conservation biology, sustainable agriculture and Spanish at UC Davis, Ruby washed downstream from the area of Huichin territory known as Oakland to the Chumash territory of Santa Barbara for a job monitoring Santa

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Tyrese Mitchem

Tyrese Mitchem Program Staff / Personal de programas On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2023 Tyrese grew up in Southern California, but was originally born in Oahu, Hawaii. Having spent a considerable amount of time in and around the water, Tyrese enjoys aquatic activities such as freediving, water polo, tide-pooling, and floating.

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Brieanna Bates

Brienna Bates (can be addressed by any pronoun/puede ser dirigida por cualquier pronombre) Lead Program Staff/Personal líder del programa On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2023 oevr@jlc.bet Brieanna’s connection with nature began before her ability to walk, strapped to her mom’s back while hiking through magical mountains. Yet what truly tipped the

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Jaimee Simundson

Jaimee Simundson (she/her/ella) Program Staff / Personal del programa On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2023 wnvzrrfvzhaqfba@tznvy.pbz Jaimee Simundson is a herbalist, songwriter and medicine maker living on unceded Chumash land in the Santa Barbara area. She is guided by the belief that everyone deserves safety and comfort in their body and

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Ashley Parrilla

Ashley Parrilla (she/her/ella) Program Staff / Personal del programa On the team since / En el equipo desde: 2023 Ashley is a mother, maker, mentor, lover of beauty and ground kisser. She was raised on Chumash land, became an adult in Italy and has since vacillated, sometimes gracefully, between her two homes. As a mother

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