Leadership Academy Spotlight: Joel Glen

How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I heard about the Leadership Academy through a Facebook link. What inspired me my mission to clean up the East Fork after my good friend passed away. I feel he would have wanted me to do something like…

Leadership Academy Spotlight: Alejandra Sandoval

How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I heard about the Leadership Academy from a friend who had met Roberto Morales (Nature For All Coalition Chair) at a social event. I was inspired to apply for the program because of the opportunity to carry out…

Liliana Camacho in DC

Volunteer Report: Liliana Camacho on Our Annual DC Trip 2018

Liliana Camacho Guzman is an alumni of the Nature for All Leadership Academy and now works for the Council of Mexican Federations. As a field organizer, she advocates for environmental justice particularly in southeast Los Angeles communities, to reduce environmental health inequalities. She participated in Nature For All's Annual DC Trip to speak with our…

Leadership Academy Spotlight: Dorothy Wong

Dorothy Wong is a graduate of our¬†Leadership Academy¬†and was recently elected to the Altadena Town Council. How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I found out about the Leadership Academy from BikeSGV and was eager to be a part of protecting our mountains while also…

Volunteer Report: Liliana Griego on Our June 2017 Trip to DC

Liliana Griego is a graduate of the San Gabriel Mountain Forever Leadership Academy and a volunteer for SGMF who joined a group of coalition members on a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for protection of our national monuments. Below, she reflects on the experience. What Surprised Me I was shocked to learn about the…

Volunteer Report: Michelle Okawa on Our March 2017 Trip to DC

Michelle Okawa is a graduate of the Leadership Academy and a volunteer who joined coalition members on a trip to meet with representatives in Washington, D.C. Below, she reflects on the experience. What Surprised Me: Before going on the trip to Washington, D.C., the idea of speaking to Congress members worried me tremendously. I've never…