Lindsay (she/her/hers) is an Indigenous-Chicana storyteller with degrees in astrophysics and ecology from UC San Diego. During her undergraduate career, she spent time in the jungles of Panama living with the Embera peoples as a farmer and school teacher; learning their stories, and relationships with the land and organisms around them. It was there that she discovered her goal in life was to cultivate the native lands she and her ancestors were born from while inspiring others to rediscover the beauty of the diverse world we coexist in.
Lindsay is passionate about making intimidating subjects friendly and accessible to all ages and backgrounds. Her love for teaching has led her to work as a naturalist for historically underserved communities of Southern California, encouraging children to never stop being curious. She has also developed extensive ﬁre ecology and insect biodiversity curriculum used in multiple outdoor education organizations across California.
When she is not learning about nature alongside kids, Lindsay is often found in her kitchen cooking and baking with native ingredients from her gardens, cycling, or napping in her hammock with her dog Isaac.
Lindsay is thrilled to spend the summer walking and learning alongside an amazing team of educators and some eager young hikers!