Soledad Alfaro-Allah is the education coordinator at Awbury Arboretum in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Her work includes coordinating field studies for local schools, writing lessons that support science standards while engaging young people, and teaching professional development to teachers. Specifically, Soledad is interested in redefining environmental education and stewardship for urban students, making it accessible, relevant and engaging. She is a first year graduate student at Temple University where she is integrating her science background and environmental focus with education reform in the interdisciplinary Urban Education program. Her graduate program is centered on environmental education in the context of environmental justice, especially as it impacts people of color.