Naseem Salim

San Francisco / Oakland cohort

While they’ve always been a nature nerd, Naseem’s outdoor education journey began not too long ago as a cohort member in 2020. The skills they learned in OEI has given them the wonderful opportunity to combine their love of social and environmental justice as the Lead Program Assistant for the fall 2021 cohort. Naseem is a recent Cal grad who does not dream of labor, but is exploring avenues to spend their time and energy uplifting Black, Indigenous, and POC communities. With that being said, Naseem also strongly believes in caring for one’s self to sustainably care for others—in their free time, Naseem likes to cook and bake, restock their chaotic spice shelf, go on bike rides with friends, engage in de-colonial forms of healing, play board games, and learn about cool mushrooms.