Ria grew up in the Canal area of Marin County. She was a part of Canal Alliance’s University Prep program which led her to Point Reyes. Canal Alliance provided support to attend the Point Reyes Summer Camp and a few other outdoor recreational camps. That led to Ria’s interest in environmental protection and she got a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Political Science from Cal Poly Humboldt. Previously, she was the Racial Equity Intern for the City of Arcata. Ria also enjoys roller-skating, dancing, and swimming. She is excited to work for PRNSA to give children the same space that she was provided. This way they can have their own connection to the outside world and Point Reyes.