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Lexis Meza

Lexis Meza

University of Arizona

  • Biology
  • Latin American Studies

I’m currently living, working, and studying in the Sonoran Desert as an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona. I incorporate my own experiential knowledge as a first gen Mexican American into my passions surrounding conservation and community development with the intention of making the outdoors a more inclusive and welcoming space for underrepresented communities. Beyond the classroom and the outdoors, I volunteer with various student organizations, student clubs, and online communities to contribute to their efforts in conservation, education, and community engagement. In my sparse free time, I can be found tending to my houseplants, watching TV, or thinking about my next hike.

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The Conservation Scholars Fund directly supports students who are pursuing a career in conservation through the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. Effective conservation strategies are inclusive, involving a diversity of stakeholders and incorporating multiple values. Yet, the conservation community does not reflect the collective voice of our country. Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future. Our program aims to change that.