Jenean is an environmental educator who resides in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. Jenean completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a concentration in natural resource management from San Francisco State University. Her time in the Bay Area is where she began getting immersed in the environmental world. During her undergraduate studies, she began working for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for about a year and realized that working with youth in the outdoors is what she loves to do.
Towards the end of her studies, she started working with organizations whose goals were to connect underserved youth and nature. Working with adolescent students over the years sparked an even deeper passion within Jenean. She found immense joy being able to bring youth into nature who may have had little-to-no prior exposure to the outdoors. It felt great to be able to show kids that nature isn’t scary and to be able to help them feel a sense of belonging in the outdoors.
After graduating, Jenean worked for the education department at the Presidio Trust as a Park Educator. She taught many Environmental Education programs year-round as well as archaeology programs that focused on the history of the Presidio.
During her downtime Jenean loves to hike; her time spent in the Bay Area’s luscious landscapes was when she fell in love with hiking. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially when it involves food.
Excited to be back in her hometown of Los Angeles, after six years of living in the Bay Area. Jenean is excited to get kids out in nature and to rediscover and explore the diverse landscapes Los Angeles has to offer. Passionate to continue inspiring youth to enjoy nature and foster self-confidence and comfort in the outdoors, Jenean is grateful to do so with Biocitizen!