Vanessa Yung (she/her) is an East Bay native who graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration. Vanessa currently works in youth recreation and loves how it offers her the chance to connect with youth, build a community, and provide youth guidance and opportunities to express themselves through play. Ultimately, her dream is to create a business that embodies the values of community, inclusivity, accessibility, and sustainability. Grateful and excited to be a part of OEI, she hopes to take this opportunity to further advance her outdoor leadership skills, challenge herself, and learn how she can use the outdoors for growing, bonding, and healing.
Alongside spending her free time outdoors, Vanessa enjoys reading (especially memoirs), trying new recipes, and finding ways to lower her carbon footprint.
In the picture, Vanessa is standing in a small opening of a sandstone in Papago Park, located in Phoenix, Arizona.