Council for Watershed Health
is the Senior Scientist at the Council for Watershed Health and the program director of the Los Angeles River Watershed Monitoring Program. As program director, Yareli has focused on updating the Los Angeles River monitoring program to be more responsive to ongoing planning efforts and the priorities of land managers and the general public . Yareli is an ecologist whose previous work has focused on wetland ecosystems, water resource issues, and water policy. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of California-Los Angeles.