Belen Victoria Coronado graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara where she is majoring in Environmental Studies with a concentration in land management and field research. She has worked on several restoration projects on UC Santa Barabara’s campus through the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. She is also a seasonal volunteer for the California Poppy Reserve State Park. She found her passion to work outside when she had the opportunity to camp and backpack in Colorado for six weeks doing field research through Wildland Studies. Belen is interested in environmental education, resource protection, conservation, and restoration.