This has been a big week for The North Face ambassador Juan Martinez. Last Saturday he became the first college graduate in his family when he graduated from California State University Los Angeles with a degree in History. Today, he accepted the National Geographic Emerging Explorer for his dedication to the environment and getting youth outdoors through his work with the Sierra Club, Children & Nature Network and The North Face.
Sierra Club National Youth Education Director Martin LeBlanc said it well in a recent blog post about Juan: His rise is a testament to the power of the outdoors and how it can create a new generation of natural leaders.
Congratulations! We couldn't be prouder.