Elder González Trejo


Elder González Trejo, who hails from Guatemala, grew up immersed in the rich and diverse culture of Providence. Elder was an inquisitive child with a strong connection to nature. His growing interest led him to earn a B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus in Wildlife Conservation and was awarded the Coastal and Environmental Fellowship for his research on the effects of habitat loss and its impact on the declining Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) population.  In 2014 he traveled to rural Guatemala and participated in a humanitarian mission to reduce disease transmission by the feral canine population. When granted the opportunity to continue his work as a Wildlife Biologist, Elder relocated across the country and settled in California. He credits his time spent in the Bay Area for his decision to integrate his environmental work with his growing passion for social justice. Since his return, he’s been active in serving his community through his work as a member of the Human Relations Commission, Director of Community Programs for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and his latest role as the Sustainability Policy Associate for the City of Providence.