Joslyn Santana

Undergraduate Student

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA


Bio

Joslyn Santana (she/her/hers) is a second-year transfer studying Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a first-generation Peruvian who was born in Los Angeles and raised in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. Having attended UC Santa Cruz for a year, she discovered the existence of environmental justice, and was able to connect her hometown experiences to her passion for social justice. She grew up the majority of her youth in Ontario, CA in San Bernardino County where first-hand experiences with poor air quality, and the effects on respiratory conditions in the area, were shared amongst the community. In this collective, she assisted in guiding the collective’s mission statement, and creating collaborations with established organizations focused on Environmental Justice and Social Justice.