Shea Opilla

Shea Opilla (he/him/his) is excited to have the opportunity to join the 2022 Outdoor Educators Institute (OEI) cohort in the South Bay to further his experience both in outdoor adventures and in advocacy. Shea is a student of Kinesiology at San Jose State University, and he has a passion for any activity that can get him outside and moving his body, especially bouldering, hiking, and camping. His identity as a Filipino transgender man has been formative in cultivating his resilience, passion, and community in outdoor spaces, and he hopes to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to continue creating safe and enjoyable spaces outdoors. The heart of his personal mission is to serve, educate and provide space for youth from all walks of life to develop healthy relationships with nature and movement.