Sally Garcia is a former member of the NPCA Los Angeles Young Leaders Council. She is passionate about park access for all and conservation.

She is was born and raised in the big city of Los Angeles. She grew up in a tight knit Spanish speaking home with Mexican/Salvadorian immigrant parents and two younger brothers. As a kid Sally showed interest in anything dealing with the environment and animal conservation.

After graduating high school, she became an intern for L.A Audubon’s Kenneth Hann Education Program, in which 3rd and 6th grade students would come to The Park to learn about the native plant garden and the surrounding areas in Los Angeles that have an impact on animals, birds and native plants alike. This helped ignite a fire in her to focus her energy in outdoor education and providing access to the outdoors to underserved communities, just like the one she grew up in.

She currently works for the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) as a Planning Assistant and as a Lead Naturalist for Community Nature Connection. If she isn’t working or going to school, you can find her camping, trying out a new coffee shop or updating her instagram!