I was born and raised in Baja California, Mexico, where I developed a deep interest in exploring the rural communities of the Sonoran Desert and gained a great love and respect for the unique flora and fauna of this region. I came to Tucson almost a decade ago. This city inspired me and has kept me active in gardening and rainwater harvesting. Not long ago, I decided to join the University of Arizona as a student to get my master’s in Landscape Architecture. And after years of volunteering with a local organization called Watershed Management Group, I was given the opportunity to be part of the staff, where I currently work as a Communications and Outreach Specialist. It’s an honor to serve as a member of the Sky Island Alliance board. I admire their efforts to raise awareness, educate, and inspire on both sides of the border — and I hope to be of great help in their work.