Tania Parra Ramirez

Class of 2019

Hola! Yo me llamo Tania, I was born in Mexico City and moved to California with my mom when I was 9 years old. Growing up in California I was fortunate enough to spend my summers traveling to Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park with my family. It was there that my love for ecology was born. I would spend hours learning about the plants and animals that lived there and I was always in awe of the park rangers that worked there. I made a promise to myself that one day I would be a park ranger too! After high school I decided to pursue a career in science, I graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology and I am currently working on getting my master’s degree in environmental science. I can’t wait to learn new skills this summer and continue on my path to achieve my childhood dreams.