Social Media Coordinator
Anahi is an environmental justice advocate and storyteller from Quito, Ecuador. She graduated from Middlebury College in 2017 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Anahi is interested in exploring how narratives and an exploration of histories can empower local communities to become agents of change. Today, Anahi is the Program Coordinator for Latino Outdoors NYC. Prior to her current position, Anahi served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center in the Bronx, NY working on increasing access to green spaces and food sovereignty through community gardening.
PGM ONE Director
Grace Anderson is the director of the PGM ONE summit and also leads outdoor courses for NOLS, GirlVentures and Balanced Rock. Prior to her current role at PGM ONE, she managed the Sierra Club’s national Inspiring Connections Outdoors program and Grace, who currently calls Lander, WY, home, discovered the awe of being outdoors on a college spring break trip with the Student Conservation Association in Joshua Tree National Park. Grace is deeply committed to sharing her skills, resources and time outside with other people of color in the outdoors.
Planning Committee Member
Sophie is a founder of the PGM ONE Summit. She hails from Philadelphia, PA where she worked for several years as a Planner with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program. In this role she built innovative partnerships with institutions and communities to tackle issues around environmental injustice and outdoor access. Sophie is a Natural Leaders Legacy Camp alumnae, is on the Board of Directors of the Children & Nature Network (C&NN), and was recognized on the inaugural Outdoor 30 Under 30.
Aparna is the founder of the PGM ONE Summit and founding partner of the Avarna Group. She has devoted the last seven years to supporting outdoor and environmental organizations with equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts. She has facilitated workshops on inclusion, equity, cultural competence, and cultural relevancy for thousands of outdoor and environmental professionals. She has also supported organizations in building holistic plans for equity and inclusion.
Michael A. Estrada
Michael is a UCLA-graduated photojournalist, EJ activist, and artist committed to elevating the voices of communities through story and visual representation. He is the founder and Creative Director of Brown Environmentalist Media, a member of the Diversify Outdoors coalition, and a writer for Melanin Base Camp. Find him on social media through @mikey.ae and @brownenvironmentalist.