Senior Bilingual Field Specialist
Guadalupe Casco (she, hers, ella) joined LandPaths in 2016 under the Branching Out Conservation For Everyone initiative. She has a passion for building community through nature and increasing access to open spaces for underrepresented communities. She coordinates Vamos Afuera and iREAD Outside and leads outings for the public in both English and Spanish. Upon being hired, one of her first tasks was to co-lead a Vamos Afuera, multiple day camping trip to Yosemite National Park!
Guadalupe was born and raised in downtown Los Angeles where her interactions with nature and open spaces were limited. Before starting college, she seldom left the inner city due to financial limitations. She graduated with a B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Cultural Anthropology from Cal State Monterey Bay.
It wasn’t until Guadalupe had the opportunity to explore the open spaces and beaches around Monterey Bay that she realized what she had been missing. Thus, one of her life’s passions is to create outdoor opportunities for families and children, much like herself, who otherwise would not have the chance to interact with nature and open spaces.
Previous to LandPaths, Guadalupe worked as a mentor in many schools and programs. She also participated in multiple ethnographic field research projects, collecting oral histories of people through Cal State Monterey Bay and the University of Leon, Spain. She was a 2018 Rising Leaders Fellow through Youth Outside and she is certified in Wilderness First Aid.
Guadalupe enjoys gardening, hiking with her husband and dog, painting, singing, and opportunities to sit back, watch Netflix, and chill. She is determined to leave the world a better place through social justice efforts and by sharing her deep love towards our Mother Earth.