Gibrán Lule joined the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Austin office in March 2019, following a yearlong fellowship with the program. As part of his fellowship, he researched green infrastructure cases around the country and potential flood mitigation projects in Texas. Gibrán is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico and has called Texas home since 2005. His professional interests are increasing access to recreation and natural spaces, social justice, planning, and education. He holds a master's in community and regional planning (University of Texas, 2015) and a master's in education (American College of Education, 2018). Before joining RTCA, Gibrán taught grade school, managed public lands internships for Environment for the Americas, and interned at the National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Gibrán enjoys working on NPS projects with urban connections, ecological services, or water resources. When not working, Gibrán hikes, cooks, and plays with maps. He became a Texas Master Naturalist in 2019 and continues to be amazed by the landscapes, people and magic of the American West.