Born and raised in Los Angeles, Steven Ochoa is a first generation Mexican American driven by a passion to help his community. Having graduated from California State University Northridge with a B.A. in Sociology, Steven offers himself as a resource to underserved people. His efforts to serve his community have ranged from gang reduction and youth development, to most recently being a community liaison in Los Angeles for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Growing up in the urban metropolis, Steven has seen first hand the disconnect between the inner city and green spaces. His goal is to inspire the people of his community to take ownership of their public lands, and to experience the sky clear of the city lights. Steven enjoys spending his free time drawing, skateboarding, and taking his family to national parks. Steven is currently the Visitor Services and Urban Partnership Intern at Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge.