Ernesto Pepito is the Associate Director, Youth Leadership, at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. He supports a number of outreach, volunteer, and internship initiatives and projects that promote youth leadership for thriving parks, healthier communities, and a more environmentally just society. He has attended and presented at conferences nationally and internationally on the work that is occurring in Golden Gate National Parks. Most recently Ernesto has been involved the Americas Great Outdoors Initiative both locally and nationally. He started his career leading middle and high school service learning programs for Americorps and has a degree in political science.