South Bay cohort
Yesenia (she/her/hers) is from Watsonville, CA, and currently works as a Restoration Specialist and Educator with Watsonville Wetlands Watch. She earned her bachelors in Biology with a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies at UCSC. She is happy with her current role because of the variety of projects she is able to work on, one of which is to help two high school campuses become greener and to increase the number of bilingual volunteers available. She is hoping that participating in OEI will help her gain confidence in attracting people to participate in the different programs offered. While she is not completely sure what she would like to do career-wise in the future, Yesenia has recently become interested in city planning and vertical farming.