Caroline Wong: Auntie, Nature-based Mentor
Caroline is passionate about helping girls and young women remember their inner beauty and their connection with the natural world. She grew up in Vancouver BC, where she spent her early years enchanted by nature, wandering among Douglas Fir trees and welcoming the salmon return. She started teaching children music when she was 14, and in recent years she started to share her wonder for the natural world through music with others. As a musician, dancer, and designer, she loves carrying and singing earth-based songs, exploring body awareness through improvisational dance, and using design to help organizations solve problems. Caroline is also a student of insight meditation (Vipassana) and herbal medicine, and is dedicated to the cultivation of healthy relationships among all beings.
Sandra Corzantes: Intern Auntie
Sandra is passionate about outdoor adventure, exploration, and connection. She has volunteered with youth in many capacities, from physical rehabilitation to leading field trips, through it all, it has been with a heart of service. The Gaia Girls mission is close to her heart as being empowered through knowledge and self-acceptance is very important to anyone, but especially in times of great change and transition for a young woman’s life. She is the Program Coordinator for Latino Outdoors in the South Bay which focuses on providing supportive spaces for families to learn about the wild and beautiful parks in their neighborhoods. These events are always coupled with educational programs to ensure participants are well equipped to continue pursuing their passions of outdoors activities as individuals and as a community. Sandra looks forward to spending time enriching her knowledge of the world and creating safe spaces for individuals to grow!