Community Outreach Team

Four park rangers stand in front of a leafy green background
Community Outreach Rangers Jackson (left), Fatima (center left), Lu (center right), and Oliver (right)

If you're interested in bringing your group to the Park, please reach out to one of the rangers listed below.

Meet the GOGA Community Outreach team:

Lu Sonder | Supervisory Park Ranger - Outreach & Volunteer Programs

Lu is the Supervisory Park Ranger for Outreach and Volunteer Programs at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. She has been working for the National Park Service since 2010. Lu is motivated by the desire to connect people with their public lands for learning, wellness, exploration, and recreation, or any way they may seek to enjoy these spaces with friends and loved ones.


Fatima Colindres | Park Ranger - The Presidio of San Francisco

Since 1998, Fatima Colindres has worked as interpretive park ranger at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at the Presidio of San Francisco. They are passionate about providing a rich national park experience to people who traditionally have not visited the parks. Fatima uses their natural storytelling abilities to engage Spanish and English-speaking audiences of all ages in fun and interactive experiences that help them gain a new love and respect for their National Parks. Fatima's group programs, such as "Women's Empowerment through Stories of Juana Briones" can be offered in Spanish or English or bilingual.

Fatima specializes in working with:

  • Spanish speaking and immigrant communities

  • Families groups with Autism

  • Families groups with different abilities

  • Senior Groups

Fatima's program topics include:

  • Storytelling about the Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican and early American periods of the Presidio

  • Medicinal uses of native plants

  • Indigenous stories about the natural world

  • Wellness and the healing power of nature

In order to learn more, contact Fatima at


Jackson Lam | Park Ranger - Muir Woods National Monument

Jackson Lam is the community outreach ranger for Muir Woods National Monument. A native Angelino, Jackson identifies as Chinese-American and studied biology in college, where he picked up his coffee habit. Two internships with the NPS and a few seasons on Alcatraz later, Jackson transfered Muir Woods. Soon after, he joined the Community Outreach team.

Jackson specializes in working with:

  • Asian and Pacific Islanders (including Cantonese speakers)

  • Youth groups

  • Indigenous/Native People

  • Families from Marin City and the Canal District in San Rafael

Jackson's program topics include:

  • The relationship between humans and plants

  • Community Science volunteer programs

  • Fire ecology and the redwood forests

Interested in bringing your group to Muir Woods National Monument? Contact Park Ranger Jackson Lam at for more information.


Oliver Goodman | Park Ranger - Alcatraz Island

Oliver Goodman is the community outreach ranger for Alcatraz Island. His primary focus areas include working with formerly incarcerated people, children/families with loved ones in prison, and traditionally excluded groups. Oliver coordinates the Formerly Incarcerated Speaker Series, a program that takes place on Alcatraz Island that gives a platform to people with personal experience navigating the criminal justice system.

Oliver specializes in working with:

  • Formerly Incarcerated People

  • Children/Families that have loved ones in prison

  • Queer communities

  • Other traditionally excluded groups

Oliver's programs focus on:

  • The Gardens of Alcatraz

  • Art and activism in the context of the 1969-71 Indigenous Occupation of Alcatraz Island

  • Incarceration and freedom

  • Professional development for nonprofits

Interested in bringing your group to Alcatraz Island? For free, self-guided tickets as well as collaborative programming, reach out to Park Ranger Oliver Goodman -

Last updated: October 30, 2023

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