Lesly Caballero

Lesly currently calls Southern Sierra Miwok ancestral land (Yosemite) her home. She was born in Hidalgo, Mexico and grew up in Petaluma, California. She stands on the shoulders of strong, intelligent, hard working, and caring mujeres in her family, most immediately being her mom and sisters. They are her motivation. Being outdoors has been a place where she has found healing and reconnection to her ancestors’ relationship to the land. She entered the field of environmental education to work towards creating opportunities for students to see their lived experiences welcome in the outdoors and to see themselves represented in this field. Some things that bring her joy are spending time with my sisters, cooking, salsa dancing, and spending time outside.