Program Coordinator – Outdoor Educators Institute
Laura “Lau” Hernandez (they/them) was thrilled to be given the opportunity to come back to help run the 2020 Outdoor Educators Institute (OEI), a program that provided so much for them back in 2018. Since then, Lau has graduated college with honors with a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism from San Francisco State University, created and led an Air Quality Monitoring summer program for Literacy for Environmental Justice and GreenAction, and just completed their first cohort as a lead! They are so excited to permanently join Youth Outside and help improve and grow the OEI program in the years to come. They are a proud Queer Latine environmental educator, adventurer, master napper, activist, Green Witch, and life-long learner. They love supporting other young folx to live in their vision and help them achieve their goals and OEI is the perfect way to help folx achieve that! They are also a huge advocate for constant self improvement and growth and are the center of their work.