Alondra Rendon Gomez was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA, and comes from a Mexican immigrant family. Alondra is a first generation college student and the first woman in her family to graduate from college. She is a recent college graduate from the University of California Santa Cruz where she earned her BA in Anthropology. She hopes to continue her passion for research to build a career with the U.S. Forest Service, while striving to continue her education in social and environmental justice. Alondra enjoys hiking, music, art, and writing.