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

Charles Nies

Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

David Dunham

Director, Recreation and Athletics

Jacob Croasdale

Coordinator, Margo F. Souza Leadership Center

Jesse Chakrin

Director, Yosemite Leadership Program

Jessica Rivas

Wilderness Education Center Manager

Laura Goforth

Branch Chief of Education, Yosemite National Park

Trish Riddle

Administrative Assistant, Office of Leadership, Service, and Career

Yosemite Leadership Program