Rising Leaders Fellowship 2022 Cohort

The Rising Leaders Fellowship supports the professional development of individuals in entry- to mid-level positions within the environmental sector. Specifically, Justice Outside targets individuals who are enthusiastic about connecting communities to the outdoors in culturally relevant and inclusive ways by effecting culture change within their organizations. The Rising Leaders Fellowship builds professional capacity while creating a supportive network of leaders through a project-based cohort series that focuses on social justice and racial equity in the outdoors.

We are proud to introduce the members of the 2022 Rising Leaders Fellowship!

JORGE ALBERTO LARA CASTILLO

Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park


DAISY AMBRIZ-PERES

Friends of the Dunes


ESABELLA BONNER

Black Surf Santa Cruz


BARBARA CAMACHO GARCIA

Grassroots Ecology


GLEN CATLIN AMI

Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps


ALYSSA CHEN

U.S. Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Region


JESSICA CORREA

The Bird School Project


LUIS ELORREAGA


JHANEY HAMLETT

Delaware Nature Society


RHEA JOHNSON

Conservation Legacy


MICHELLE KATUNA

Marin Resource Conservation District and University of California at Berkeley (starting Fall 2022)


ETHAN METZGER

The Mountaineers


MICHELLE NGUYEN

YES Nature to Neighborhoods


ASIA PFEIFER

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment


JACLYN SCHNEIDER

Greater Farallones Association


CORINA SILVA

Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab


CAMERON STEINBACK

EarthGen


CHRIS TALBOT-HEINDL

Rocky Mountain Wild


TAMMY VUPHAM

Verascapes, Outdoor Asian, Never Stop Moving, Miyar Adventures, Outdoors for All, Audubon Society


VANESSA WILLIAMS

CommunityGrows


ASIAH ALLEN

Alzar School


CHARLI BAKER

California State Parks – Candlestick Point State Recreation Area


MARYANNA BROWN

Alpine Ascents International


ITALIA CARDENAS

Latinos United for a New America (LUNA)


SHINJINI CHATTERJEE

Headlamp


CARLOS COLLINS

Crystal Cove Conservancy


STEPHANIE ELISE RIOS

Watsonville Wetlands Watch


JOSE ESPARZA

California Native Plant Society


ARACELI HERNANDEZ

Nature for All


RUFARO JOY SEKESAI KAYS KASEKE

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources


MARGARITA LOPEZ-PELAYO

Pacoima Beautiful


NICHAELA NAVARRO

Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks


SUTARA NITENSON

Brown Girl Surf


BRENDA RAMIREZ ROMERO

Forest Service


ZAIRA SIERRA

Sonoma County Regional Park


STEPHANIE SILVA

The Watershed Institute


JODI E STEWART

Marine Science Institute


JOSEPH THOMAS RODRIGUES

Kenai Fjords National Park


JOI WARD

Latitude High School