Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Victoria Ramirez is from Pomona, California. She became passionate about protecting people and the environment after learning about the environmental injustices that were occurring within her community. Invested in combating environmental injustices in her community and communities with similar narratives, she attended Pitzer College where she studied Environmental Policy and Sociology. Wanting to explore the world, Victoria decided to study abroad in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. In between her sophomore and junior year of college, she became a scholar for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UC Santa Cruz which is a two-year program meant to strengthen and diversify the field of conservation.
From this opportunity, she was able to develop her research, leadership, and teamwork skills by conducting field research across different UC reserves and national parks amongst other amazing scholars and mentors. Feeling motivated to pursue a career in conservation, Victoria interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council where fuel was added to her mission of increasing accessibility to green space for underrepresented communities. As the CVA for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Victoria is excited to work towards protecting the integrity and beauty of the park while building meaningful connections with volunteers, the local community, and visitors. Aside from protecting green spaces and working with people, Victoria enjoys running, embroidering, and playing with her cat, Kakashi.