Vanessa Cabrera

San Francisco / Oakland cohort


Vanessa (she/her/hers) grew up in the Mission. Her mother taught her to speak Spanish to plants. She is a bird nerd, writer, and lover of all flora and fauna. She graduated from UC Santa
Cruz where she studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. A city kid at heart, she enjoys
connecting other city kids to nature and learning from youth. She currently works with
the Youth Stewardship Program through the San Francisco Recreation and Parks
Department as an environmental educator. When she isn’t leading youth through their
local park, you can find her birdwatching, reading, or listening to jazz in the city