Delores Chan graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Northridge in 2021 with a Bachelor of Art in Political Science, emphasis in Law and Politics, and a minor in Applied Anthropology. Throughout her college career, she volunteered and interned at the California Wildlife Center (CWC) and developed a passion for wildlife rehabilitation. After graduating in 2021, Delores returned to CWC as a seasonal wildlife technician, where she was able to further expand upon her skills in this non-profit wildlife hospital. It was through these experiences in interdisciplinary education and wildlife rehabilitation that she decided to pursue a master’s degree in environmental science and management. As a first year MESM student, Delores is planning to focus on conservation planning and economics and politics of the environment. She strongly believes that we have a responsibility to help the environments that we all inhabit in order to conserve these spaces for future use. Delores hopes to one day put her skills and education to work in wildlife conservation, focusing on the native wildlife and ecosystems of California.