Sofia Smith Hale

Program Staff I come to WYP from many years of being a student of nature, learning continually from her generosity, resilience and strength. I have been shaped by many skies, mountains and bodies of water in my life, and am grateful to be able to learn from the Chumash lands where I presently live as an uninvited guest. I am here to accompany young people as they are nurtured and healed by the land, and to demand equity in who has access to being in communion with the earth. I am here to play, to be filled with awe, to be vulnerable, to be challenged, and to fight for restoring our reciprocal relationship with the natural world.