Amy was born and raised in Oakland from immigrant parents. She fell in love with the backcountry on her first experience backpacking as a late teen. Surprised by what was out there that countless others didn’t know existed, she is dedicated to facilitating nature moments to folx with little access. Amy is a petite, person of color, challenging stereotypes of outdoor educators. They have spent time as a kayak, backpack and raft guide, as a teacher in food production and animal care, and as an educator on environmental issues and injustices. Amy is an artist, educator and activist uplifting young people to be confident leaders in their community through healing in nature, growing food and fighting for equity and justice.