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Ruth Pimentel

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The Institute’s first session of fellowships is coming to an end. Hector and I can’t believe how fast time has flown since we started in May. In our time with the team, we:

saw the Institute through a couple of rounds of hiring... and through the u…
The Institute has been analyzing fabulous, unexpected outreach strategies at work in national parks near big cities. In particular, we have been trying to identify just what makes youth programs at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and…
Here at the Institute, we’ve been reading UC Berkeley professor Carolyn Finney’s new book Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. In it, Finney explores how the environment and nature becam…
This month, the Institute fellows shadowed Urban Trailblazer (UTB) youth from the Crissy Field Center (CFC) on a trip to Yosemite. Every summer, the students in this middle school program spend four days and three nights camping, hiking, and explori…
I highly recommend working as a research fellow for the Institute at the Golden Gate. So far, staff members have stumped Hector and me with insider non-profit lingo, given us popsicles, and introduced us to what seems like every person in the Bay Ar…
Ruth Pimentel is now a member of Institute at the Golden Gate