Rising Leaders Fellowship 2021 Cohort

The Rising Leaders Fellowship supports the professional development of individuals in entry- to mid-level positions within the environmental sector. Specifically, Youth 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 like-minded 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 2021 Rising Leaders Fellowship!

 

MAGALY ARREDONDO LOPEZ

City of Austin


ERIKA BRUNO

Bay Area Wilderness Training


BEATRIZ CAÑAS

Chicago Botanic Garden


ALEX ESTRADA

Sunrise Middle School


AMY HUỲNH

Slide Ranch


RACHAEL MEYERS

North Oakland Community Charter School


ELEXIS PADRON

Climate Corps (Strategic Energy Innovations)


ALEXIS PUERTO-HOLMES

Sonoma County Regional Parks


BEKKAH SCHARF

California Coastal Commission


CRISTINA VILA RUIZ

CommunityGrows


ERIK ZEPEDA-FLORES

The Trust for Public Land


NAKIESHA BRIDGERS

Parks & Recreation, City of Suffolk


CORINNE CALHOUN

Big Sur Land Trust


RACHEL CAOILI

San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society


ITZEL GOMEZ

Earth Team


JUANITA IBARRA

Canopy


CELIDA MORAN

Point Blue Conservation Science


MICHELLE PERES

Environmental Educator


SIERRA REECE

Radical Monarchs


VERONICA BAO THAO

Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden


BETTY VILLALTA

Open Space Authority