Growing up in Southern California, Mariella had the privilege of being surrounded by the mountains, beaches, deserts and trails that helped shape her passion and interest in the outdoors. Mariella received her B.A in Sociology at Cal Sate San Bernardino in 2013 which broadened her drive for creating accessibility for everyone to experience the outdoors. Her accounting background has developed from working with other organizations such as The Crafton Hills foundation providing scholarships for 2-year college students. And The Wildlands Conservancy, the largest private nonprofit nature preserve system in the West Coast, by providing support for programs and staff. Mariella is very excited to join PRNSA and to collaborate with the incredible staff at PRNSA in order to bring new opportunities to the community.