Rising Leaders Fellowship 2019 Cohort

The Rising Leaders Fellowship supports the professional development of individuals in entry- to mid-level positions within youth-serving outdoor programs. Specifically, Youth Outside targets individuals who are enthusiastic about connecting youth 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 like-minded leaders through a project-based cohort series that focuses on social justice and equity in the outdoors.

This year, through generous support from the Applied Materials Fund, the Rising Leaders Fellowship takes place in the South Bay.

We are proud to introduce the members of the 2019 Rising Leaders Fellowship!

SONNY LAWRENCE D. ALEA

Friends of the Urban Forest


REBECCA AU


RACHEL CLEMONS

Grassroots Ecology


SHERMAN DEAN

Groundwork Richmond


ANNEMARIE DOMPE


NICOL GAFFNEY

Summer Search Bay Area


ALBA ESTRADA LÓPEZ

Point Blue STRAW (Students & Teachers Restoring a Watershed) Program


SUE PITTS

Student Conservation Association


MATT RICHTER

Conservation Corps North Bay


FRANCINE DAVIS

Walden West Outdoor School


TOAN DO

Ventana Wilderness Alliance Youth in Wilderness Program


JACK DORSEY

Canopy


DEVON JACKSON

Grassroots Ecology


RICHARD MUÑOZ

California Department of Fish and Wildlife


HOPE PRESLEY

San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society