Alex FerronChapter Manager
Melissa ReyesBeach Cleanups & Outreach Coordinator
Mitch SilversteinPolicy Coordinator
(she/her) As Surfrider’s San Diego Chapter Coordinator, Alex helps support and develop chapter campaigns, programs, policy advocacy, and signature events alongside San Diego’s committed volunteers.
Alex’s advocacy work began in the rock climbing industry. She worked to advocate for land access and founded a network to enhance diverse female representation in rock climbing. Off land, Alex has worked on the ocean as a whale-watching guide and passionately seeks to connect new folks with the sea and educate them on the importance of marine preservation.
Before finding her place as a Surfrider employee, Alex was a core volunteer in Surfrider’s Rise Above plastic committee and served on the Surfrider National Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Board and Surfrider San Diego’s chapter EC chair.
Hi! My name is Melissa. I’m originally from Mexico, but I moved to the US at a young age. I’ve always had a strong connection with the environment and decided to pursue that passion as a career. I recently graduated from CSUSM with a B.A in Environmental Studies. Fun fact about myself: I’m a Capricorn sun and my favorite pass time is reading about stones and crystals :).