Gloria González-Zapata was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington Bothell in the Summer of 2019 and double majored in Law, Economics, & Public Policy and Gender, Women, & Sexuality studies. In high school, Gloria learned about environmental racism that was happening in her community and how it was creating a public health issue. This is one of the many reasons why Gloria studied public policy. As an intern, Gloria is excited to learn about what environmental justice means in Washington and how to support communities that have been affected by the environmental crisis. In her free time, you can find her playing with her kitten Luna, taking a family road trip, or doing community work.