Christina Cen

Community Conservation Fellow

Christina (she/her) works to engage local communities and stakeholders in conservation, restoration, and environmental advocacy through outreach and outdoor events. She also assists with field work and other projects around the center such as waterbird surveys and tending to the native plant garden.

Christina has always loved animals, both domestic and wild. She spent her high school and college years volunteering with animal shelters and working at veterinary hospitals. During her undergrad at UCLA, where she received a BS in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, she joined the Yeh lab to work more with birds. She studied the urban ecology of dark-eyed juncos as an undergraduate researcher which sparked her interest in ornithology and conservation. Through her research and education, she fell in love with nature and hopes to spread her passion about the outdoors with those around her. During her free time, Christina enjoys painting, drawing, and birding.