Welcome to I’ll Go If You Go, a Save the Redwoods League podcast.
Through conversations with emergent outdoor leaders and our partners each month, we’re building community and illuminating how Californians from all walks of life think about and experience nature and conservation—in the redwoods and beyond.
I’ll go if you go. Because when we explore together, in community, the experience is all the more powerful.
Hosted by Leslie Parra. Theme song by Nhu Nguyen.
A hike a week keeps your well-being at peak
If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals
For our first episode, Save the Redwoods League Outreach Program Manager Leslie Parra (she/her) rings in the new year with Miguel Marquez (he/him)—Oakland born, and raised by the local redwoods. He talks about the role that his Mexican-American heritage and family time in redwood parks played in developing his love for nature and ultimately his career path as a ranger who has worked for the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He shares why representation matters, and what aspiring nature protectors of color can do to represent. Follow Miguel on Instagram @mggy1. Enjoy!
About the host
Leslie Parra (she/her) connects diverse communities to redwood and sequoia forests. She has garnered significant recognition for her leadership in community civic action, STEM and environmental education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work over the past 15 years. Her professional calling is to cultivate enrichment programs with multicultural and international perspectives, driven by and in collaboration with communities. During her free time, she loves to go hiking with her partner Eric and their dog Mishqui (which means “sweet” in Quichua, the native language of Ecuador—a place she calls home).
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