Jacqueline (Jackie) Dias recently completed her Master’s program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research focused on the economic and ecosystem service contributions of forested lands participating in federal landowner assistance programs. She has a passion for conservation, land access equity, and science communication. Dias lives out her passions through her volunteer work with Latino Outdoors Western Massachusetts, of which she is the co-founder and ambassador. Through her role with Latino Outdoors, she facilitates dialogues around inclusivity in outdoor recreation and plans outings for the local Latine community.