Founding Board Director (Co-Chair and Secretary)
Marcela is a founding Director, serves on TerraCorps’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is serving her second term as Secretary of the Board of Directors. Marcela is the Preserve Coordinator at the New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy where she stewards a portfolio of properties in Mount Kisco, New York. Prior to working at TNC, Marcela was the Stewardship Program Manager at Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, and worked for the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy on habitat restoration and volunteer management, and also led Spanish language natural history interpretative programs. Marcela has supervised and mentored several of TerraCorps members, and led workshops on cultural competency and active inclusion at the annual TerraCorps residential orientation at Harvard Forest. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, serves on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Next Generation Advisory Council, and is a New England Regional Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program.