15700 Old Oak Ranch Road Sonora, CA 95370  |  (209) 532–3691

Naturalist Residents 2022 -2023

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Portrait of Cali
Cali Davis
Cali is from Santa Cruz, CA. She has spent the last 2 years at Cabrillo College studying Environmental Studies. She has experience in the classroom and in outdoor education environments. Cali grew up camping and spending time outside which has fueled her passion for teaching in nature. Her hobbies include hiking, creating art, reading, and spending time with her two siblings.
Portrait of Foster
Foster Pearson
Foster Pearson is from Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born in
Knoxville and has lived there for most of his life up until now. For
college he went to the University of Tennessee where he majored
in History. Some of his interests include music (listening not
playing), movies, cooking, and the outdoors in general (especially
hiking, climbing, and backpacking).
Portrait of Kathy
Kathy Valle 
Kathy Valle is from Orland, California. She just graduated this past May from the University of Hawaii Hilo with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. She’s excited to jumpstart her career in outdoor education at Sierra Outdoor School and looks forward to exploring this new environment. In her free time, she likes to garden, go on nature walks, and enjoy a cup of coffee with friends.
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Lili is from San Pedro, California. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2021 with a degree in Animal Sciences. Lili spent the last year in Massachusetts and Washington working in marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation. Throughout her work experience, she has felt a strong connection with educating the public on how to be safe and respectful to marine animals and their environment. She is excited to help students foster a connection with science and nature. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, and writing. 
Portrait of Ranger
Ranger Brauer 
Ranger is a Florida Native with a love for the mountains that has taken her across the US to do what she loves. She discovered her passion for teaching in high school and really got to start exploring that in college, where she got a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and a minor in environmental science. She has worked as a park ranger in Jacksonville, FL for a while and is excited for this new adventure across the country! When not at work she enjoys hiking, reading, and anything that lets her be creative.
Portrait of Shirley
Shirley Ly 
Born and raised in Fresno, CA, Shirley received her Liberal Studies degree with a concentration of Child and Family Science from Fresno State. While working for the San Joaquin River Parkway and Trust as a Camp Counselor and Programs Facilitator, her appreciation for nature grew and from there, all she wanted to do was spread the love and knowledge of the great outdoors to others. In her free time she loves to collect houseplants and climb rocks (indoors and out). Shirley is super excited to be working with Sierra Outdoor School to cultivate curiosity and inspire others to grow alongside our natural world.
Eliana Sanchez
Eliana is from El Paso, a small city in West Texas. She studied Public Health at the University of Texas at San Antonio, which gave her hands-on experience in community education, health promotion, and environmental health. There, she spent most of her free time swimming in rivers and lakes, exploring hiking trails, and stargazing on warm Texas nights. On her days off, she can also be found curled up under a heavy blanket reading, crocheting, or creating some form of art!   

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15700 Old Oak Ranch Road
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532–3691

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