Irene graduated in 2022 from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy and a B.S. in Earth System Science, specializing in hydrology and terrestrial ecosystems. Irene started as a Coastkeeper intern, assisting our beach cleanup, restoration, and education programs. She now serves as Cleanup OC Coordinator for Orange County Coastkeeper, where she bolsters our rapidly expanding beach cleanup program.
Irene is interested in returning to school for her master’s after gaining some work experience. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new foods, watching Netflix, and hiking with her grandmother’s dog, Snoopy.