Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas

”Your climate watchfrog on the Central Coast”

Staff

Our Staff

Liz Beall

Executive Director

With a graduate degree in medical anthropology from Oxford University, Liz has spent the last two decades exploring the environmental and social determinants of human health and putting that knowledge toward highly targeted, effective environmental justice activism. 

She was the co-founder and Executive Director of Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, an 11-acre urban educational farm. She has also served in nonprofit leadership roles at numerous Bay Area environmental nonprofits and social advocacy groups, including Green Foothills, Collective Roots, the Children & Nature Network, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, and the Living Classroom. 

Liz moved to Ventura County two years ago with her family, and was delighted to join CFROG in October of 2020.

Monica Gonzalez

Program Manager

Monica Gonzalez, an Oxnard native, joined CFROG in 2019 as a Community Organizer and is now the Program Manager. She has worked organizing events like the Clean Air Day Youth Art Contest, overseen My People, My Air and My School, My Air programs, as well as dabbled in graphic designing when necessary. Monica currently administers various grants for CFROG, and enjoys working alongside the community where she grew up.

Monica has undergraduate degrees in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, as well as  Political Science-Public Service from the University of California-Davis. Past non-profit experience includes working with Environment California in Sacramento, where she worked writing white papers for the public and state leaders.  

Monica spends most of her time exploring the outdoors with her hiking boots, looking for her new favorite restaurant, and sometimes attempting to paint.

Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate

Outreach Coordinator

Eduardo Coyotzi Zarate recently joined CFROG as the organization’s Community Organizer. He is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. 

Throughout his undergraduate career, Eduardo spent his time as an AVID tutor for high school and middle school students. He moved to Washington, D.C., where he finished the final quarter of his undergraduate career and interned for the National Education Association. 

After graduating in December, Eduardo continued his life on the East Coast and has since interned at D.C-based communications firm, CLS Strategies, and Abel Communications in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Eduardo recently moved back to Oxnard and joined CFROG in August. When not working, you can find him listening to music, which can be anything from Mariachi to K-Pop, or spending time with his cat, Riggly.