Susana Corona spent most of her upbringing in Inglewood, California in her paternal grandparents’ full house surrounded by cousins, tios, and tias. In 2020, Susana graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from California State University Northridge. In 2021, she was part of a Restoration Internship in which she dedicated a year to restoring areas in the Santa Monica Mountains that were severely damaged from the Woolsey fire in 2018. Susana learned much about the native landscape and worked attentively to tend the land. In 2022, Susana started working part-time on a Mojave Desert seed bulking project inside California City Correctional Facility. That summer Susana started working with Pacoima Beautiful as a Junior Field Ranger Crew Lead, leading high school youth on trips to the Angeles Forest. Susana openly shared her excitement of native plants and animals around the youth. Seeing youth develop relationships and evolve from walking the forest in fear and distrust to taking confident steps with open eyes and curious minds was life changing for her. Susana decided she wanted to continue working with youth and now works as a Youth Organizer at Pacoima Beautiful.
In her free time, she likes to sit under trees, cook nourishing meals, run outdoors, learn, dance, create and spend quality time with her family and friends.