Bilingual Field Specialist
Jesica(she/her/ella) joined LandPaths in the summer of 2018, shortly after graduating from Sonoma State University. As a Bilingual Field Specialist, she envisions, coordinates, and implements experiences in the outdoors, in both English and Spanish. In addition to her work on LandPaths community outings, she supports Vamos Afuera, Bohemia Docents, and TrekSonoma.
Raised in Shasta County, Jesica grew up with love for rural and wild spaces. She is the proud daughter of two immigrants from the states of Zacatecas and Michoacán, Mexico. She was raised to value the importance of tending and caring for land and community.
She received her B.A University in Environmental Studies in Planning, with an emphasis in biological conservation and restoration from Sonoma State University. Jesica also holds a minor in Biology. She has worked as a naturalist for the Center for Environmental Inquiry at Sonoma State, where she led groups of schoolchildren, university students, and community educators and members on outings to Sonoma Mountain. Jesica helped develop and launched the first cohort of teachers in the Teaching for Sustainable Communities Institute with the California International Studies Project at Sonoma State. While at Sonoma State, she also worked in a Farm-to-Table classroom that was rooted in a living systems curriculum for infants, and toddlers, and Pre-K children.
Jesica is committed to creating opportunities for local communities to connect to land, natural resources, and ultimately each other. She stands behind the importance of community as the key to addressing social and environmental complexities.
She enjoys gardening, working with plants, and spending time with the many creatures of this world. She lives in Roseland, just a few miles from Bayer Farm, with her chosen family of friends, pets, and plants!