Danya Gorel

Rising Leaders Manager

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Things I love
  • International travel
  • Chocolate, a gift from the heavens
  • Dancing (salsa, bachata, and zouk)
Favorite Places
  • Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park
  • Te Waipounamu, New Zealand
  • Sentiero Azzurro Cliffside, Cinque Terre
Favorite Activities
  • Rock climbing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Mountain biking

Rising Leaders Blog


We're preparing young Indigenous leaders to invest in their communities through internships, leadership training programs, river trips, and more.

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Rising leaders draft an action plan for a healthy and just future on the Colorado Plateau.

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Native young people are following the sacred traditions and teachings of their grandparents.

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