Student Fellows

Current Fellows

Denise Aparicio Dominguez (she/her/ella)  – Society and Environment

I’m born and raised from south central LA and am passionate about fighting for environmental justice in urban communities. I’m interested in going into the environmental policy field through law school and hope to have a career in a public agency. Outside of academics, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my friends, completing movie marathons, and walking my husky.

Hailey Garcia (she/her/ella) – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science + Business Administration

Hi! I’m Hailey Garcia, I’m studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Business Administration through the Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology program (M.E.T.) I’m an environmental justice advocate, formerly worked at Greenaction for Health Equity & Environmental Justice and the Bay Area Environmentally Aware Consulting Network (BEACN). I’m interested in finding data-driven insights that promote sustainability and social good.

Marisol Morales Herenandez (she/her/ella) – Society and Environment and Chicanx/Latinx Studies

My hometown is Sonoma, where I became interested in environmental and immigrant justice. I want to continue my education through law school to study animal/environmental rights and immigration law. During my free time, I enjoy watching anime and knitting.

Karina Flores (she/her/ella) – Molecular Environmental Biology

I’m a SoCal girl that grew up in Norwalk, CA (15 minutes away from Disneyland) and later moved to Long Beach, CA after graduation. I am  passionate about learning the different disparities the Latinx community has faced due to environmental racism. I enjoy helping out my community which is why I hope to go into the medical field one day. On my free time, I love to hike the fire trails with my roommates and try new restaurants.

Past Fellows

Estela Montiel

Estela is a recent UC Berkeley graduate in the interdisciplinary major of Conservation and Resource Studies.

Yelisa Ambriz

Yelisa Ambriz is a recent UC Berkeley graduate in History with a minor in Chicano Latino Studies at the University of California Berkeley.

Giselle Serafin

Giselle is a first generation graduate from Ontario, California who studied Environmental Science with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. 

Zeltzin Angon

Zeltzin a UC Berkeley graduate in Geography and Society & Environment with a minor in City Planning.

Kristen Flores

Kristen Flores is a UC Berkeley graduate in Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Conservation and Resource Studies with a focus in Agro-Entomology.

Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos

Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos is a UC Berkeley graduate in Molecular & Cell Biology with a minor in Global Poverty & Practice. 

Christine Castro

Christine Castro is a UC Berkeley graduate in Ethnic Studies. She is a Paraguayan-Mexican American, and has four brothers which motivate her to do work in equity.

Juan Lazo

Juan is a UC Berkeley graduate in majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies Field with a concentration on environmental sustainability.

Camila Custodio

Camila Custodio is a Puerto Rican, UC Berkeley graduate in in Ethnic Studies, with a specific focus in Latin American studies.

Alexandra Acevedo Grave and Leslie Alfonso