Bryan Miranda Quintana, University of Redlands
Taking Climate Action by Elevating Future Leaders
Bryan Miranda Quintana strives to foster strength in the community and environment while growing personally through service. Bryan served as a California Climate Action Corps Fellow with the University of the Redlands, empowering future leaders to address climate change in the city of Redlands.
What inspired you to become a California Climate Action Corps Fellow?
I want to serve individuals and communities to the best of my ability. I aspire to dedicate myself to supporting individuals and communities; to foster growth within myself, the community and the environment.
What is something you did during your service that makes you proud?
Being placed at an academic institution like the University of Redlands has provided me the opportunity to facilitate the student experience and mold individuals to be the next leaders of the world. Seeing our students engage with the local community that surrounds the campus they are attending and educating the youth through various community-centered programs brings me pride.
How has your experience in service impacted you and your community?
Every day, I strive to become the person I envision myself to be. Redlands has provided me with a great opportunity to learn what a city can accomplish when people and organizations work together. I believe Redlands is one of the most special places on earth.
How has California Climate Action Corps inspired you for next steps in your career or education?
My ambition is to utilize my leadership skills for the greater purpose of service. Through my interactions with both the City of Redlands and the University of Redlands, I’ve had the privilege of engaging with various individuals, including staff, faculty, students, and alumni. I’ve always aspired to be a part of the Bulldog community, and now, as I pursue my Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, I am determined to lead in a way that empowers others to become leaders themselves. Fostering a commitment to service, I hope that we can elevate ourselves and our community.
What are your plans after service? What are your overall career/educational goals (“dream” job)?
Upon completing my graduate program, my aim is to seek employment with either a non-profit organization or a business that prioritizes providing products and resources to communities in a sustainable way. If I can help guide and inspire the leaders of this world to prioritize the well-being of people, the environment, and our planet, I believe that would be a truly just and worthwhile cause. A national service organization like AmeriCorps or project administrators like Bay Area Community Resources or California Volunteers would be a great place to work.