Rising Leaders Fellowship


Now in it's third year, the Rising Leaders Fellowship supports the professional development of individuals in entry to mid-level positions within youth serving outdoor programs. Specifically, Youth Outside targets individuals who are enthusiastic about connecting youth to the outdoors in culturally relevant and inclusive ways by affecting culture change within their organizations. The Rising Leaders Fellowship builds professional capacity while creating a supportive network of like-minded leaders through a project based cohort series that focuses on social justice and equity in the outdoors. Please find an informational sheet here for more details. 

2017 Rising Leaders

Alisa Kim, Grassroots Ecology 

Allyson Ferrari, Girl Scouts of Northern California 

Arnold Palomo, The Student Conservation Association 

Ashley Glosz, Bay Area Wilderness Training 

Diana Lopez, NatureBridge 

Jaimee Rizzotti, East Bay Regional Park District 

Justin Gamm, A Home Away from Homelessness

Kwayera Wilson, Pie Ranch 

Lan Ngo, The Crissy Field Center 

Mags Hines, The Crissy Field Center 

Moleek Busby, The Student Conservation Assocation 

Olivia Van Damme, City Surf Project 

Omar Gallardo, LandPaths