Please join us in welcoming Jansy Alvarado to the Debs Park team!
The newest addition to the Debs Park team, Jansy is the Center's first-ever Community Conservation Fellow. The Community Conservation Fellowship program employs two young adults at the Audubon Center at Debs Park and the Richardson Bay Audubon Center through a 9-month fellowship that prepares them to enter the conservation workforce with skills and experience in habitat restoration, volunteer leadership, and policy advocacy.
Hailing from South Central LA, Jansy is excited to join the Debs Park familia. Jansy is the youngest out of three siblings, and the only person in her family to take interest into pursuing an education in biology. Jansy’s love for nature comes from her parents. Both of her parents are immigrants from El Salvador and shared their love for nature with her since early childhood by visiting many parks and going on camping trips to places like Sequoia National Park. During Jansy’s studies at the University of California, Merced, she gained a new appreciation for nature when learning about how many plant species are displaced due to agriculture and urban development.
Througout her fellowship, Jansy will be focused on habitat restoration at Debs Park, youth leadership development, community engagement, and more!
Jansy’s favorite bird is the Anna’s Hummingbird and she loves to read in her free time (accepting all book recommendations). She is most excited about meeting everyone at Debs, being out in nature, and helping her community.
Huge thanks to the Maggie Walker Incentive Fund for their help in making the Community Conservation Fellowship possible!