Staff

Camila Quintana del Carpio

Outreach Coordinator Intern

Camila is studying Environmental Science and Forestry at UC Berkeley and will graduate in May 2018. She is leading our Membership Outreach Campaign and played a pivotal role in the organization and implementation of the Spring 2016 Climate Change Action Internship and 2016 BioBlitzes.  Camila is currently a diversity ambassador for the Society of American Foresters, attended UC Berkeley’s Forestry Camp in summer 2016 and studied abroad with the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica in summer 2015. In her free time, Camila enjoys hiking and salsa dancing.

 

 

 

Daniel Lopez

Communications Coordinator Intern

Daniel is a fourth year at UC Berkeley studying Conservation and Resource Studies with a minor in CalTeach. He spent the Spring 2016 semester abroad studying at the University of Melbourne. Daniel created our first coalition video and redesigned our website. He is also working with the Berkeley Student Cooperative as the Recruitment Coordinator, helping bring affordable housing to students of color across the Bay Area. Outside of the classroom, Daniel loves photography, graphic design, and astronomy. 

 

 

 

Elyse Fitzsimons

Program Coordinator Intern

Elyse is a second year at UC Berkeley with an intended major in Molecular Environmental Biology. She has volunteered at many public outreach and education events with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, worked with the Alviso Boys and Girls Club in afterschool programs at the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and is excited to continue encouraging members of the community to engage in the natural world with the coalition. She is president of the UC Berkeley Women’s Club Volleyball team and in her spare time enjoys hiking and reading.

 

 

 

 

Paola Flores

Program Manager

Paola Flores is from the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. She believes in the importance of evolving outdoor spaces into more diverse, equitable, and inclusive areas for populations who are currently not taken into account. As Program Manager for the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition and in her current fellowship with the National Park Service serving as the Interpretation, Education, Volunteer, and Youth Fellow, Paola hopes to continue helping conduct programs whose aim is to diversify the outdoors. She has been honored by the North American Association for Environmental Education as one of North America's most notable youth, creating huge strides for the environment through education by receiving the NAAEE 30 Under 30 Award in 2016. Here, she is pictured with Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, who served in the administration of President Barack Obama.

 

 

Jenny Mulholland-Beahrs

Director

Jenny has a deep-seated commitment to social and environmental justice. She founded the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition with the belief that cross-sector partners must work together if we’re going to achieve the equity and inclusion that’s necessary for everyone to realize their full potential as well as the long-term protection of our planet. Since graduating from UC Berkeley in 2001, Jenny's career has been focused on increasing equity for marginalized communities. She taught elementary school for four years in the Mississippi Delta and in Surrey, England. She was the Education Manager for the NGO Akanksha in Pune, India and was a staff coach, trainer and designer at Teach for America for five years. Jenny was co-chair of Education Outreach for UC Berkeley’s Science for Parks, Parks for Science summit, which led to the founding of the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition in summer 2015. She formerly served on the board of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund and the Candlestick Park State Recreation Area Interpretative Planning Advisory Committee. In her free time, Jenny enjoys yoga and exploring the outdoors with her husband and their two young children.