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.

 

 

 

Elyse Fitzsimons

Program Coordinator Intern

Elyse is entering her third year at UC Berkeley and majoring 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.

 

 

 

 

Emily Sheppard

Advocacy Coordinator Intern

Emily is studying Sustainability and Geology at San Diego State University and will graduate in May 2018. She is involved in two student organizations called the Enviro-Business Society and the Andrea O'Donnell Womyn’s Outreach Association. During the summer of 2016, she worked as a student intern at the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board in the Watershed Division. Additionally, she has worked at the El Cerrito Community Swim Center for seven years. She is looking forward to continue engaging in her community with the Coalition. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and cooking. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monzerrat Loza

Monzerrat is studying Forestry and Natural Resources with a minor in Conservation Resource Studies at UC Berkeley and will graduate in May 2018. She was been involved in coordinating outreach events through the UC Sustainability Team. She is currently the merchandise coordinator for the UC Forestry Club, attended UC Berkeley’s Forestry Camp in summer 2016 (with her fellow Coalition member Camila) and did fieldwork in Panama through the Global Student Embassy in summer 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and sitting out in the sun with a good book.  

 

 

 

 

Jenny Mulholland-Beahrs

Director

j.mulholland-beahrs@berkeley.edu 

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 Interpretive Planning Advisory Committee. In her free time, Jenny enjoys yoga and exploring the outdoors with her husband and their two young children.