Faces of Forests Ontario: Diana Corona Castro
Posted: October 23, 2018
Name: Diana Corona Castro
Position: Education Outreach Coordinator
Favourite tree: Maple
Introducing Forests Ontario’s newest staff member – Diana! Joining our education department for the next eight months, Diana will be primarily responsible for coordinating our many education and outreach programs. Her day to day work includes organizing events; leading presentations; reaching out to sponsors, donors, and volunteers; and collaborating with other organizations. So far, Diana is enjoying her position as well as the opportunities she has to provide meaningful input, work independently, and take leadership over the programs she is involved in.
Scarborough-native Diana is bringing some impressive skills to Forests Ontario. She obtained a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Technician Diploma from Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, where she also completed a graduate certificate in GIS. Throughout her schooling, Diana worked on the north shore of Lake Superior at Neys Provincial Park as both maintenance and a natural heritage educator. Although Diana has always had an appreciation for nature, it was during this time that she was introduced to our forests in a new way and began to develop her passion for the Ontario wilderness. Now, Diana is excited to be working for an organization whose vision aligns so closely with her own, and where she can apply her extensive outreach skills and experience.
In future, Diana plans to go back to school to pursue further education in ecosystem restoration; she hopes to be an ecologist one day. Until then, you can find her hiking in one of the many gorgeous conservation areas or parks around the GTA, spending time with her family (including her beloved cat George), or curling up with a good non-fiction book!