Rising Leaders Fellowship: 2018 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 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.

We are proud to introduce the 21 members of the 2018 Rising Leaders Fellowship!

Vencel Alfred

YES Nature to Neighborhoods

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Mary Ellen Avery

East Bay Regional Parks District

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Sarah Barnes

Sierra Nevada Journeys

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Gina Carrillo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Guadalupe Casco

LandPaths

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Anya Diamond

Pacific Leadership Institute

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Alana Fichman

Sonoma Ecology Center

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Eli Fox

Outward Bound California

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Andrea Fraume Valencia

Bay Area Wilderness Training

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Victoria Garica

Richmond Native Wellness Center

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Alex Javier

Friends of The Urban Forest

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Megan Laskey

Education Outside

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Valerie Lee

Grassroots Ecology

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Jessica Lie

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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Sara McCamant

Ceres Community Project

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Erika Meyer

Great Outdoors Colorado

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Marley Reynosa

Brown Girl Surf

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Grecia Solis Pacheco

NatureBridge

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Melissa Tang


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Juan Telles

Tuolumne River Trust

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Aya Yamamoto

Education Outside

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