My name is Nicole Luna born July 9,1999 in Douglas AZ, a small border town. I come from a family of seven, my parents and five siblings including myself. I graduated from Douglas High School in 2017 and started Cochise College in spring of 2018 pursuing an Associates Degree in wildlife biology. I've always found myself as a nature enthusiast. enjoy the outdoor scenery and being fond of animals. During my four years of high school I took agricultural and it was in that class where I found myself becoming more passionate about wildlife. During my junior year, the year of 2016, I became part of the BECY Institute. While there I learned about three pillars of restoration, one being ecosystem restoration. After my first year as an intern I decided to rejoin BECY in 2017. I was fascinated by the projects I was being part of, for example building ponds for the Chiricahua leopard frog. Those are the type of projects that made me come back knowing that I along with my team was helping protect an endangered species. Along with erosion control where I got to learn how to build rock structures and how by arranging these rocks help build sediment in the hopes of bringing back vegetation. The years of 2016 and 2017 I joined as an intern following the summers of 2018 and 2019 I moved up as a youth leader making my way up as a facilitator. I’ve gained skills and knowledge throughout the years as a BECY graduate that gave me the opportunity to become part of the watershed restoration team and besides removing invasive species and the heat it has been an amazing experience where not only am I putting my skills to test but also improving them along with gaining new ones!
Physical Address: 1 School Street Patagonia, AZ 85624