I’ll Go If You Go – Season 1

Season 1

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Through conversations with Black, Indigenous, and people of color who explore and work in the outdoors, we’re building community and illuminating how Californians from all walks of life think about and experience nature and conservation, in the redwoods and beyond.

Music by Nhu Nguyen and Anni Feng.

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Come as you are (smells like team spirit)

Featuring Dana Poblete, Marcos Castineiras, and Caleb Castle.


How to stand up (like a redwood)

Featuring Rebecca Au.


A hike a week keeps your well-being at peak

Featuring Karla Amador.


If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals

Featuring Toni Maggi-Brown.


Rooting yourself in community and place

Featuring Farrahn Hawkins.


Raised by the Oakland redwoods

Featuring Miguel Marquez.

About the host of Season 1

Leslie Parra Leslie Parra (she/her) connects diverse communities to redwood and sequoia forests. She has garnered significant recognition for her leadership in community civic action, STEM and environmental education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work over the past 15 years. Her professional calling is to cultivate enrichment programs with multicultural and international perspectives, driven by and in collaboration with communities. During her free time, she loves to go hiking with her partner Eric and their dog Mishqui (which means “sweet” in Quichua, the native language of Ecuador—a place she calls home).

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