Meet Veronica Bustos, Canopy’s new Youth Programs Associate

By Canopy Team on July 22, 2023

Veronica Bustos (she/her) joined the Canopy team in June 2023 as Youth Programs Associate. We asked Veronica a few questions to get to know her better.

Veronica Bustos

What were you up to before joining Canopy?

Veronica: I am blessed to have five wonderful kids and have the most rewarding job of being a stay-at-home mom for the last 8 years. I like to call myself a multitasking expert. Prior, I was in the administrative side of the medical field.

What is your role with Canopy?

Veronica: Youth Programs Associate, where I’ll be collaborating to lead the Teen Urban Forester program, empowering high school students through social and environmental justice, community engagement, and urban forestry skills.

Why do you think trees are so important?

Veronica: Trees help with giving us oxygen, help with providing shade, climate change, and many other things. I think they are important because they help bring happiness; they help with our mental/physical health.

What are you excited to be working on?

Veronica: As an East Palo Alto native, I am excited to work with our youth to create a better and beautiful environment in our community. Being able to share the importance of bringing trees in all communities.

Kemasakuranomiya Park
Kemasakuranomiya Park in one of Osaka’s most famous cherry blossom districts; photo by Elise Willis.

What is your favorite tree?

Veronica: Cherry blossom tree

Favorite Quote?

Veronica: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

What are your favorite hobbies?

Veronica: Camping, cooking for my family, watching football/basketball games with my 4 boys, watching movies/shows with my daughter, and taking walks with my husband and dog Delilah.

Thanks, Veronica! Welcome to the Canopy team. 🌳

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