- March 13, 2023
Elisa Medina O’Neal joined the Galveston Bay Foundation in March of 2023. Prior to joining GBF, Elisa worked for three years as Volunteer Coordinator at the Armand Bayou Nature Center where she had been an active volunteer since 2015. Elisa also spent 8 years as a freelance designer and project manager, and 5 years in corporate IT. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in Philosophy with a minor in Religious Studies and Mandarin Chinese. She is also a Chinese Bridge Scholarship recipient which means she lived and studied in China for 2 years, completing her Chinese Language Certification from Renmin University in Beijing. Elisa has always had a fondness for the natural world and enjoys exploring and recreating in the outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys building community and ”conservation cultura” through her volunteer role as a Program Co-Coordinator for Latino Outdoors and practicing Kuk Sool Won, a Korean martial art.