Auriza grew up in Kitsap County surrounded by the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. She graduated from the UW Sociology program and completed an honors thesis on the Asian Pacific American experience–focusing on interactions and intersections of identity.
After graduation, she moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where she had the honor of meeting all kinds of people and traveling to several different countries while practicing photography.
Now back in the U.S., she wants to promote anti-racism efforts and diversity in her community. She looks forward to A Place at the Park as an opportunity to expand our understanding of how we experience the outdoors and to create a fun summer experience for local high school students.