Bam Mendiola

As the non-binary child of Mexican migrant workers growing up in rural Washington State, Bam Mendiola’s childhood was storied. Later, they found their strength in climbing the volcanic peaks of the Pacific Northwest. Today, the outdoor advocate and diversity consultant’s work, which is informed by their social location as a queer person of color, has been featured by NBC, REI and the Race and Pedagogy National Conference.