Leandra Taylor of Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards

    • Oct 16th: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Hosted By: Humble Hustle
  • Location: Mast General Store Campfire Stage at the corner of Elm Ave and Jefferson Ave
  • Ages: All Ages

Questions About the Event?

  • Event Lead: Humble Hustle and Roanoke GO Fest
  • Email: stephanie@roanoke.org
  • Phone: (540) 655-9362

Reconnecting Black and Brown People with Nature

Join Leandra Taylor and Humble Hustle at the Mast General Store Campfire Stage as they discuss Leandra's passion for science and the outdoors, wilderness stewardship, reconnecting people of color with nature, and her experience as the youngest Black female Outdoor Afro leader on the Kilimanjaro expedition.


Leandra Taylor is an artist, environmental scientist, educator, and mountaineer based in Asheville, NC. She works as the Partnership and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, a conservation non-profit. Leandra is passionate about helping Black people reconnect and experience joy in nature. She served six years as a volunteer Outdoor Afro leader sharing her love for the outdoors and adventure. She was a member of Outdoor Afro’s Kilimanjaro Expedition in 2018, reaching the highest peak in Africa. Leandra has designed collaborative outdoor gear products with Outdoor Afro, Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), Smartwool, and KEEN. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, bird watching, and nature journaling.