El Guo (they/them)
El Guo is a Beacon Hill resident and a 16-year-old senior at Nova High School in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood—graduating in Spring 2022. Guo takes a social justice focus at school, working with communities and advocating for the integration of an authentic student voice within school policy. They are a photographer themselves, and occasionally serve as Youth Photographer for Young-Women Empowered, a Seattle-area non-profit dedicated to “empowering diverse young women to be creative leaders and courageous changemakers.”
Rachel Heaton (she/her)
Rachel Heaton is a member of the Muckleshoot Tribe and descendant of the Duwamish People, a community organizer, a mother, a nature lover, and an activist. Heaton speaks on the violations of Native and Indigenous peoples’ rights, finds ways to educate and bring awareness to those outside of her community, and creates visibility of Native peoples in outdoor spaces. Heaton is co-founder of Mazaska Talks an Indigenous-led organization that brings attention to the destruction of Mother Earth caused by funding and investments to the fossil fuel industry.
Jourdan Imani Keith (she/her/sir)
Jourdan Imani Keith is Seattle’s 2019—2022 Civic Poet. Featured on NPR, her Orion Magazine essays, “Desegregating Wilderness,” and “At Risk” were selected for the Best American Science and Nature Writing Anthology. The founder of Urban Wilderness Project, Keith leads its “R U An Endangered Species”™ campaign. She is a recipient of the 2018 Americans for the Arts award, and her TEDx Talk, “Your Body of Water” became the theme for King County’s 2016—2018 Poetry on Buses program.