Carmen’s first exposure to the Nature Discovery Center was through a board placement with the Junior League of Houston. It only took one visit, though, and she was hooked! The Center’s mission to “ignite life-long curiosity, understanding, and respect for nature” rings true to her own personal values of continuing to learn and impact the world around her in a positive way. She has a genuine love for flora and fauna, and spends as much time outdoors as she can whether it’s in Russ Pittman Park, Memorial Park, hiking in Colorado, or at a Texas beach.