Dyana Peña, who in December was selected by her peers to serve the remainder of Dennis Loya’s term as Chapter Chair (through 2022) shares her priorities for the year ahead.
Joy in Our Work: These continued and increasingly difficult times have reminded me of the importance of intentionally bringing more care and joy to the work we do. As the issues we tackle are becoming more complex, I am hopeful that our Chapter will be able to meet these challenges with a renewable source of energy fueled by our passion, joy, and collective care for one another and our environment.
Sierra Club Core Values: I am hopeful that with the incorporation of our new Sierra Club Core Values internally and externally, our work will become more effective and our Chapter’s voice will become more powerful.
Supporting Members in Connecting Outdoors: The past couple of years have brought new barriers to our outings programs. I am optimistic that by approaching these new challenges creatively and incorporating values in equity and justice, we will be able to continue to reignite our strong outings programs, engage our community members more, grow our Chapter, and save more of our beautiful world.
Dyana grew up with a deep appreciation for our natural environment and in an area of Los Angeles with prevalent environmental issues, she is committed to improving the quality of life in her community and for all of the residents of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. When not volunteering for the Sierra Club Dyana has a career as an environmental educator.
Dyana began her involvement with the Sierra Club in college by attending climate rallies. She then became a member and was officially involved in 2017 by joining the Orange County Political Committee. Since then, she has joined the Equity Advisory Group for the Angeles Chapter, and has been serving on the Executive Committee. She is also on the Sierra Club’s Equity Learning Strategy design team.
Feel free to reach out to Dyana and other new and returning Executive Committee members as they start their 2022 term.
If you missed the introduction to the other five Executive Committee members starting a new term in 2022, you can read more here.
The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club welcomes your participation in its century of involvement in the enjoyment and protection of our planet's environment. The Angeles Chapter spans Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California, with an extensive program of hikes/hiking, national and international travel, local conservation campaigns, political action, and programs for people of all ages.