Rachael Meyers

Pronouns: she/her Project: a consistent community of support for foster youth, utilizing nature as the main connector, healer, and space of learning. Audience: children and youth who have been separated from one or both parents due to cycles of systemic oppression. “The huge long term goal: Radical community based support for foster youth, including but … Read more

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa (she/her) is an educator, advocate, and lover of the outdoors. She is passionate about working with and advocating for BIPOC folks, especially Black youth, to have access to the natural world, healthy food, and environmental justice. In her current role as the Environmental Education Programs Manager at the SF based nonprofit, CommunityGrows, she teaches … Read more

Joi Ward

Born and raised on the east coast, Joi (she/her/hers) is an artist and educator currently based out of Oakland She is a founding member of Latitude High 37.8, where she gets to celebrate and support young people as they navigate the world. As a visual storyteller, Joi enjoys documenting relationships between people and place. She is deeply inspired … Read more

Tammy VuPham

Tammy (she/her) is an outdoor educator and community organizer based in Washington state. Her goal is to get every body outside, whether through birding or big-mountain endeavors. Depending on the season, you can find her teaching backcountry travel, rock climbing, or skiing. With her background in design and social psychology, Tammy strives to facilitate transformative … Read more

Joseph Thomas Rodrigues

Joe (he/him) is an educator, youth mentor and adventurer from the Bay Area who currently works seasonally at Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. His childhood time spent outdoors with rocks and plants both small and large has sparked a consistent tug to immerse himself in the natural world. To find himself absorbed in moments … Read more

Chris Talbot-Heindl

Chris (they/them) is a queer, trans nonbinary, and triracial artist, storyteller, and nonprofit laborer (currently at Rocky Mountain Wild) trying to build spaces ready to celebrate when they turn up authentically. They recently joined the coalition Next 100 Colorado, which seeks to establish a just and inclusive parks and public lands system. When they aren’t … Read more

Cameron Steinback

Cameron (he/him) is an experienced educator in the classroom and informal science settings. He has a wealth of experience in developing and implementing inquiry-based science programs for learners of all ages. Cameron holds a Master of Education in Urban Environmental Education from Antioch University, where he focused on racial equity and environmental justice practices. Originally … Read more

Stephanie Silva

Stephanie (she/her) is a Jersey City, NJ born and bred environmental educator who’s passionate about getting more kids from urban areas into the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, advocating to reduce the use of single-use plastics, and traveling to new places. Spending her summers as a child in Puerto Rico is what … Read more

Corina Silva

Corina (she/her) began working in the Shark Lab in 2021 as its first full-time science educator. Among the most important aspects of her job are curriculum writing, education program development, staff training, and coordinating new k-12 school programs. In addition to her education duties, Corina enjoys learning all about the amazing shark research happening in … Read more

Zaira Sierra

Zaira (she/her) is passionate about education, the urban environment, and youth development. She grew up playing outside and was always surrounded by nurturing adults. As the Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator for Sonoma County Regional Parks, she gets to combine her love for community and nature to ensure our parks are accessible.