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Phyllis Sena




Phyllis is currently a writing intern at mongabay and is focused on pursuing a career in environmental conservation, particularly in California. She found her passion for conservation while writing a speech for her public speaking class in 2006. Her assigned topic was deforestation in the Amazon, and prior to that class she had no knowledge about the devastation that is occurring in that region. Since her “awakening”, she has travelled with her college to Costa Rica to study tropical ecology and sustainability at Rancho Mastatal, and had the opportunity to interview a leader from the indigenous Huetar tribe, who lives in the Zapaton Indigenous Reserve. She had recently graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, and is now back home with her family and friends in California. In addition to her internship at mongabay, she is also a Fundraising and Development Intern at Save The Bay, a San Francisco-based non-profit that focuses on wetland restoration and protecting the San Francisco Bay from pollution, inappropriate shoreline development, and bay fill. On her free time from both internships, she enjoys traveling, running, spending time with her dogs, and visiting her favorite coffeehouse for her daily java fix.


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