Renee (she/her, Fort Collins, CO) – Renee is from the Diné (Navajo) Tribe and is an advocate for public lands, public health and environmental issues, and land conservation. She holds a BA degree in Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Colorado School of Public Health. She advocates for these issues by combining her culture’s rich oral tradition of storytelling with photography, film, writing, social media, and mixed media artwork. At the heart of her storytelling is her relationship with the sacred land because it is inseparable from the Diné way of life, culture, and identity. This is why mountain biking is more than a sport she’s passionate about, it is one of the ways she maintains this necessary connection. By sharing her stories she wants to encourage others to (re)connect with the land we all love to explore, and change the narratives surrounding land issues in ways that can lead to policy and cultural shifts across society.