Hello, my name is Christina Sanchez, I am based in the Mojave Desert but am from the Eastern Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert, a subsection of the Sonoran Desert. My interest in the natural world was ingrained as a child, growing up in the desert among the very native plants that have sculpted my desire in studying ecology. I'm a Desert Ecologist, Environmental Activist, UC Climate Steward, California Naturalist, Bio-regional and Clinical Herbalist having studied field botany, and ecology at Columbines School of Botanical Studies in the PNW. I have studied several modalities of herbalism including Traditional Western, Clinical, Neo-Eclectic, Folk Herbalism, and Plant Spirit Medicine.
I am a subcontractor for an environmental consulting firm, I host naturalist hikes, plant ID walks, plant surveys, hands-on herbalism workshops, herbal consultations, and have an online ZOOM Foundational Herbalism apprenticeship.
I host grass-roots events from desert clean-ups to invasive plant removal. In my free time I volunteer with conservation non-profit organizations and the Joshua Tree National Park vegetation department where we are establishing climate change study plots and rare plant monitoring. I am currently pursuing a degree in conservation biology.