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Maribel is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Friends of Sausal Creek. Her first environmental educators were her parents who taught her to care for the land and community around her in their hometown in the San Fernando Valley. She has since been drawn to doing work that uplifts her community, as an educator, organizer, and restorative justice facilitator. Before joining FOSC, Maribel was on the education team at the Presidio Trust where she led experiential lessons with youth on the archaeological, cultural, and ecological history of the Presidio. She also worked with BuildOn in the Fruitvale district, leading Fremont High School students on service projects, including a service trip in Guatemala. She is excited to join the FOSC team and bring her expertise and background to connect more of the community to their local watershed, especially those that have been historically underserved. Maribel holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz with a minor in Film and Digital Media. Her interests include traveling the world, learning new recipes, playing the guitar, and all things outdoors!