Board & Staff
Why do you work in this field?
Masai finds environmental awareness and preservation extremely important. Her mother works in the environmental field for the State of California, which fostered her initial interest in this internship opportunity. She finds joy in knowing she can align herself with an organization that works hard to cultivate the lands and waters while she pursues her education.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Masai has recently taken up various new hobbies. As she gets acclimated to college life, she is learning to cook. She also enjoys walks around the beautiful UC Irvine campus. She often takes trips to local arboretums and hiking trails when she can. Her goal is to have hobbies that enrich and clear her mind.
Lastly, what is your favorite outdoor activity?
Masai’s favorite outdoor activity is reading in her grandmother’s garden. Her grandmother has an amazing green thumb, who can grow nearly everything, from tomatoes and cucumbers to orchids and persimmons. Especially on sunny days, sitting amongst the foliage/plants is so relaxing with a good book.