Juan Lazo Bautista

Position: 
Program and Outreach Coordinator
Organization: 
Environmental Leadership Program
Location: 
Tustin, California

Juan supports outreach, recruitment and selection for ELP’s Fellowship Programs, focused on the West Coast Regions. Previously, Juan served as a Resource Assistant with the USDA Forest Service through the Hispanic Access Foundation, supporting program management 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-related 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 with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT), connecting people to nature, themselves and others through sensory experiences of their natural environment.