Chantel Jimenez is Project Coordinator for The SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuge Project. She an environmental education specialist at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Southern California. She grew up in Burbank, California and attended Oregon State University. Her thesis project involved determining the best way to teach kids about oak woodland habitats. She worked at the Willamette Valley Complex until 2008, then moved on to San Diego, with refuges surrounded by 3 million people.