Amzi Maya-Lopez

Amzi grew up in Santa Clara, CA, spending much of her time outdoors as a curious backpacker, a camp counselor, and now as a coordinator for Hidden Villa. Her drive to help others is rooted on the simple notions of understanding and compassion. To grow up immersed in the outdoors was a privilege that she quickly realized wasn’t available to many. Amzi’s efforts to foster experiences and connections to nature are geared towards the youth of communities that feel unseen. She brings her strong commitment to equity, inclusion, representation, and her never-ending curiosity to the Rising Leaders Fellowship.