Benjie Howard is the executive director of New Wilderness Project, an outdoor education program focused on developing youth leadership for equity and land justice. He is the co-founder of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES!), a program offering an inter-generational, experiential, arts based approach to school change efforts in public education. Benjie is the managing Deep Equity consultant with Corwin Press. He is a touring singer-songwriter with 4 albums, including his collaborative 2016 release and annual Borderless tour with YES! co-founder Wade Antonio Colwell. His first book of poetry, Separation Point, At The Edge of Wildness was published in 2020 by Laguna Wilderness Press. Benjie is a guide on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park where he has been designing/ leading educational expeditions for 18 years.