29 Nov Vanessa Perez
Hailing from Paramount, California, Vanessa has always been engaged in environmental education and action. She solidified her love for the environment and interest in international politics while studying at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she obtained a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Policies and Politics. She believes the way to ignite one’s passion for sustainability is through education and conversation. Always committed to protecting all life forms, Vanessa has extensive experience planning and executing eco-friendly events in order to bring more awareness to our changing world brought about by climate change. Prior to her role at Friends of the Los Angeles River, Vanessa has advocated for environmental justice through research, volunteerism, and political activism. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys traveling, gardening, and collecting vinyl records.