Anahi Naranjo (SHE/HER)
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.
GRACE ANDERSON (She/Her)
PGM ONE Director
Grace Anderson is the director of the PGM ONE summit. Prior to her current role at PGM ONE, she managed the Sierra Club’s national Inspiring Connections Outdoors program. In addition to her work with PGM ONE, she leads outdoor courses for NOLS, GirlVentures and Balanced Rock Grace is deeply committed to sharing her skills, resources and time outside with other people of color in the outdoors.
Sophie is an urban planner, artist, and facilitator committed to standing up against oppression, supporting healing, and building community. Sophie has recently worked as an Equity Fellow for Philadelphia's Office of Sustainability, managing their efforts to mitigate urban heat inequalities in Philadelphia through community-led climate adaptation planning. She is also a partner with the Avarna Group, with whom she facilitates trainings on equity, inclusion, and unconscious bias for environmental organizations. Sophie has an MSc in Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and is one of the co-founders of PGM ONE. She also practices and facilitates mindfulness meditation in her house in South Philly.
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.