Garden Instructor, Agricultural Worker, Student
Hi, I’m Cecilia !
I was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. I received an Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management- Small Market Farming in February 2017 from Metropolitan Community College. Currently, I am working towards a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a focus in geography and planning from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I plan to finish my degree in December 2020.
My education and experience have allowed me to pursue my passion for helping assist individuals in the community who are suffering from food insecurity by teaching them how to garden. By teaching individuals how to gardens, it would empower the individuals and their families by providing them with the skills, resources, and knowledge on how to be self-sufficient.
During my free time, I enjoy to garden/farm, traveling to a new places, photography, web development, volunteering within the community, and working on academic research. After graduation, I plan to continue my studies in sustainable agriculture and eventually get my Ph.D.
One of my goals is to own a small sustainable farm with fruits and vegetables. I view my education as a patchwork quilt of academic training and practical experience that grows with my every accomplishment. These, collectively, are a representation of who I am as a student, employee, environmental activist and a lifelong learner. I plan to use my knowledge to create a positive social change within my community, especially for those who are the most vulnerable.