Juan Lazo Bautista
Juan leads outreach, recruitment and programming for the Environmental Leadership Program's Pacific, Pacific Northwest and Great Lakes Regional Fellowships. Previously, he served as a Resource Assistant with the USDA Forest Service through the Hispanic Access Foundation, supporting partnership development with the office of Conservation Education. He led a national program to engage diverse communities in conservation education action projects and increase access to their public lands, develop their leadership experience and open new professional pathways in the field of natural resources.
Juan also has experience in labor organizing, youth development and immigrant rights work. He is a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a B.A in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on environmental sustainability and indigenous transnational organizations. Juan is a certified forest bathing guide, leading walks at the Fullerton Arboretum in California, with the intention of helping people grow their connection to nature and place through sensory experiences of their environment.