Alex Ralston, Online Organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, coordinates the Center's online efforts to recruit new supporters and members, as well as the Center’s Facebook and Twitter pages. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California before attending the University of Toronto, where he majored in anthropology and history. After finishing his degree he returned to the Bay Area, where he worked for two years as a program coordinator at a local charity for children before joining the Center in 2011. Alex loves his new hometown of Tucson, Arizona and is having a blast exploring all the mountains and trails the Sonoran desert has to offer.
Julie M. Rodriguez is an arts, green living, and political writer based in San Mateo, CA. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Care2 Causes, Greener Ideal, and Inhabitat. Follow her on Twitter @julierwrites. less