I’m Kala (Kay-luh), an environmental writer and storyteller in San Francisco, CA.
I have been infatuated with nature, wildlife, and ecosystems as big as the Amazon and as small as my New Mexico desert backyard since I can remember. When I was 12, I learned about the real threat of climate change from watching documentaries like"An Inconvenient Truth" and reading articles about extreme weather. I was a stewed combination of obsessed, scared, and lost.
I studied the effects of climate change, environmental history, environmental economics, weather and climate, ecological medicine, Portuguese in Brazil, and Spanish in Costa Rica, while in college. Exploring other cultures and experiencing the effects of the Anthropocene in Latin America, was pivotal in my understanding of implementing sustainability: telling the story.
Roles in solar power permitting, sustainable building material coordination at Google, and communication management for resilient green infrastructure have given me the knowledge and further fueled my passion to incorporate climate change adaptation and eco-system service technologies into the social, political, and economic systems we have today.
My stories serve as a means to educate, but also as a means to enjoy the beauty, possibilities, and magic that the natural world has to offer.
When I'm not writing, I'm adventuring as a naturalist kayak guide in the Bay Area, practicing yoga, biking, running, horseback riding, and supporting regenerative agriculture from my local farmers market.