carlos.biopic2.500x500I am a second generation Chicanx (pronouns he/they) who grew up in Santa Cruz, CA. I presently work as a youth program coordinator in Oakland. My program focuses on environmental justice education and advocacy, and I joined RATS to learn more about river policy in California and how I can involve my students more closely in water fights that affect them and their communities. I hope to feel more confident in my organizing and advocacy by joining RATS and present this experience and information to my youth.