She makes her mark on campus and in her community, and now we can help her make her mark on California.

Brea Olinda High School’s Andrea Ramos has been named a finalist in California’s Cox Conserves Heroes program, which honors volunteers who create, preserve or enhance the shared outdoor places in our communities.

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An AP environmental science teacher, Ramos turns classroom lessons into real-life experiences, facilitating hands-on learning where students apply what they learn to environmental projects. 

Her work is distinguished by partnerships, innovation and integration, teaming up with leading environmental organizations and agencies, including OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors. She includes students of all abilities and opens the door to opportunities that allow all students to become great leaders. 

Read more of Ramos’ story and make sure to vote here to help her become the 2016 California Cox Conserves Hero. 

If she receives the most votes by the June 10 deadline, a $10,000 grant will benefit OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors program, which has been designated as her environmental nonprofit of choice.