Chandrika Francis she/they

Black Mermaids Facilitator

Chandrika is dedicated to supporting people of color to have a relationship to the earth grounded in remembrance, safety, connection, healing, and liberation!  Before founding OSS in 2018, Chandrika supported youth of color to reconnect with the earth for seven years in the form of environmental education, backpacking trips, camping trips, conservation work, classroom teaching, and youth development. She has a Masters in Education through the Islandwood Program at the University of Washington, with a focus in decolonizing environmental education.  She is a bi-coastal baby at heart, having spent her life between Oakland, Seattle, and the East Coast, and is excited to bring her work to the lands she loves!

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