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Developing Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders Today

Our Team

YLP is a partnership between UC Merced and Yosemite National Park, and represents the hard work of many dedicated individuals.

Jesse Chakrin

Co-Director, Yosemite Leadership Program
Director, Wilderness Education Center

Jacob Croasdale

Co-Director, Yosemite Leadership Program
Coordinator, Margo F. Souza Leadership Center

Jess Evora

Associate Director, Souza Leadership Center

Charles Nies

Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Laura Goforth

Branch Chief of Education, Yosemite National Park

David Dunham

Director, Recreation and Athletics

Trish Riddle

Administrative Assistant, Office of Leadership, Service, and Career

Yosemite Leadership Program