OEI: Seattle 2023 Program Lead Pak (he/him) is an aspiring creative disturber whose been working in the guiding/outdoor/cycling/education industries for 7ish years. He decided to shift his career to his love-craft of filmmaking, primarily in video editing. He enjoys capturing personal outdoor journeys through films while photographing subjects on our beloved planet. Much of his… Continue Reading Pak

Lia Walker

Hello there! My name is Lia (she/her). I’m a California transplant who traded the sunny shores of SoCal for the lush landscapes of Washington. At home in Washington, I share my space with my favorite human and our two furry companions who are my kindred spirits in solitude – our cats. Their independent and enigmatic… Continue Reading Lia Walker

Taylor-Nicole (Tea) Tinsley

Taylor-Nicole (she/they) is a Black Queer teaching artist born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Their art mediums include theater, voice acting, storytelling, African drumming, puppetry, dance, and mixed media visual arts. Taylor-Nicole currently has art residencies with Seattle Children’s Theater, Arts Corps, and with Black Woman owned organizations like Asé Theatre and Braided Seeds. She… Continue Reading Taylor-Nicole (Tea) Tinsley

Lennae Star

I’m Lennae (any pronouns) and I’m excited to be part of the first Seattle OEI cohort! I was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest and was fortunate to have access to many city parks and Alki beach growing up. I love learning, so after high school I went straight to university, and after… Continue Reading Lennae Star

Kahnya Humphrey

Hi, everyone! My name is Kahnya Humphrey (she/her). I’m a recent graduate from the University of Washington – Seattle where I majored in Political Science with a focus on international security and minored in Law, Societies, and Justice. Since graduating college, I’m now on the journey of knowing myself on a deeper level, exposing myself… Continue Reading Kahnya Humphrey

Marisa Granados

Marisa Granados (she/her) grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the beautiful Sandia mountains in her backyard. As a child she enjoyed hiking and biking with her family and participating in citizen science through the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP). Marisa participated in several NatureBridge Olympic programs while in high school and credits these experiences… Continue Reading Marisa Granados

Krystal Correa

Krystal Correa (they/she) is a social worker and educator whose life and work is guided by a commitment to a rigorous and radical love ethic (bell hooks). They are immensely grateful to have been able to experience deepening connection with nature and spirit in the last decade of living as a colonial settler on Duwamish… Continue Reading Krystal Correa

Connor Wilson

Heya, I’m C.J. Wilson, though most people call me Connor. I work as a freelance writer while pursuing my dream of writing novels, comics, and video games. I’ve also been nature lover and environmentalist pretty much my whole life… even if I didn’t get the chance to fully dive into that until adulthood. Nature is… Continue Reading Connor Wilson