Our Fellows


Project(s): County of Placer – CAP

Email: mmontalto@civicspark.lgc.org

Fellow Bio:

I grew up in a small town 15 minutes outside of the southern gate to Yosemite National Park. Having graduated from UCSD in 2020 with a B.A. in Political Science: Public Policy, I am particularly interested in the fields of conservation and climate justice. I spent the past year working for the national nonprofit American Forests, assisting them in facilitating Shared Stewardship efforts between the USFS and the State of California. I am very excited to serve as one of the CivicSpark fellows for Placer County, assisting in implementing their climate action plan. I am looking forward to working with Placer county staff to help the community meet its important GHG emissions reduction targets and implement climate-adaptive strategies to protect the county. In my free time, I love to go swimming, hiking, and to visit new National Parks across the country.