Rising Leaders Fellowship: 2019 Cohort

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 effecting 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.

We are proud to introduce the members of the 2019 Rising Leaders Fellowship!


Sonny Lawrence D. Alea

Friends of the Urban Forest

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Rebecca Au


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Rachel Clemons

Grassroots Ecology

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Francine Davis

Walden West Outdoor School

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Sherman Dean

Groundwork Richmond

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Toan Do

Ventana Wilderness Alliance Youth in Wilderness Program

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Annemarie Dompe


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Jack Dorsey

Canopy

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Nicol Gaffney

Summer Search Bay Area

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Devon Jackson

Grassroots Ecology

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Alba Estrada López

Point Blue STRAW (Students & Teachers Restoring a Watershed) Program

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Richard Muñoz

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Sue Pitts

Student Conservation Association

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Hope Presley

San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society

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Matt Richter

Conservation Corps North Bay

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