Bea Portela is an undergraduate at Yale University majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Bea studies perceptions of recreation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In summer 2020, Bea continued this work by focusing on understanding perceptions, motivations, and personal ethics behind recreation in Jackson. Bea is interested in public lands management and advocacy, limnology, contiguous wilderness protection, and rural development. Beyond academics, she loves backpacking, climbing, and performing sketch comedy.