As our Los Angeles Outreach Manager, Sally will connect underrepresented communities to our public lands and building a cadre of national park advocates reflective of Los Angeles’s, and the nation’s, diverse and changing demographics.

Sally was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and served as an intern at the Los Angeles Audubon Society’s Education Program at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area upon completing high school. The program— which introduced third and sixth graders to native plants, animals, and birds—helped ignite a fire in her that led to her passion for outdoor education and access to nature for underserved communities. She comes to NPCA with over 12 years of experience in the field, with previous employment as a naturalist for Community Nature Connection and a planning project manager for the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA).

Sally started her involvement with NPCA as a member of our LA Young Leaders Council and then served on the Next Generation Advisory Council. As an active social media influencer, Sally creates innovative content focused on ecological footprint reduction through mindful consumption, outdoor access advocacy and changing the meaning of what it means to be “outdoorsy.” When she isn’t working to build a more sustainable planet, you can find her camping or trying out new coffee shops in her neighborhood.

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