Alexandra (Ali) Martin graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy. During her undergraduate career Ali worked as an intern for the U.S Green Chamber of Commerce in conducting global sustainability research and outreach. Through her internship, Ali made meaningful connections with top sustainability leaders from around the world including that of the current Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica. Shortly after graduating, Alexandra took a position as an environmental educator at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) in Carlsbad, CA. There, she shared in the students’ enthusiasm for nature through lessons that covered topics ranging from the lifecycle of butterflies to the wonders of outer space. Outside of professional work, Ali has volunteered with the (AHLF) in removing invasive Algerian sea lavender from the local wetlands. As a first year Master student at the Bren School, Ali is planning on specializing in Conservation Planning. She is eager to advance her knowledge about vulnerable and ecologically important wildlife that are understudied and bring her findings to the forefront of the conservation arena.