Point Blue STRAW (Students & Teachers Restoring a Watershed) Program

Alba Estrada López was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, where her family immigrated from to the small, agricultural town of Greenfield in the Central Coast of California. Alba then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with a Biology B.S. with minors in Mexican Studies and Spanish (2018). Through her multidisciplinary undergraduate education and lived experience, Alba began to understand the intersectionality between science, education, social justice, and the lack thereof in marginalized communities.

Alba is currently a Conservation Educator with Point Blue’ STRAW Program (Students & Teachers Restoring a Watershed), a position afforded to her as a RAY (Roger Arliner Young) Conservation Diversity Fellow. Through her role as an educator, she ultimately aspires and strives to help change the narrative of who and how people are allowed to participate and succeed within the environmental field.