Magaly Arredondo Lopez
Emerging Leader Award
Magaly has consistently shown up to support connecting young people in Austin to nature throughout various positions. With Austin's Urban Forest Program as a Youth Program Specialist she took on the difficult task of launching and facilitating the inaugural Youth Forest Council. Since leaving the Urban Forest Program, Magaly worked with Allgo, where she applied for and received a Roots & Wings Festival Microgrant in 2021 to host a workshop for young, queer, people of color to connect with the natural world. In 2021, she was chosen among a nationally competitive applicant pool to serve as one of Justice Outside's Rising Leaders Fellows. Magaly now serves as a staff member at the Austin Nature and Science Center, where she helps ensure a positive experience for the young folks and families who visit the site daily.