EarthTeam’s Christina McGhee-Esquivel Honored with California River Award

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Congratulations to EarthTeam Campus Coordinator Christina McGhee for being honored for a Friends of the River Award, the Mark Dubois Award! This award is given to honorees who show outstanding progress towards impacting river protection and conservation. The award was started for conservationist Mark Dubois, who used a dynamic approach to spread knowledge and create concern about river conservation. Leaders like Christina are chosen because they have demonstrated meaningful and impactful actions on the environment as well as influencing other to participate in their conservation efforts.


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Christina began her crusade at sixteen when she joined the program New Voices are Rising and went on to become an EarthTeam staff member, inspiring low income youth to develop their leadership skills. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz and has since become a leader in watershed and river conservation. Through many educator positions, Christina has been able to lead the youth of today to become more involved in river conservation. She now works with student interns to create immediately impactful changes. Having worked with more than fifty students, Christina has created a movement that is shaping the future for river and watershed conservation.

Story by Eva Piroth. Posted in collaboration with EarthTeam.