About Michael A. Estrada
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The short version:
— UCLA graduated (2012)
— EJ Activist
— Work independently and through ongoing partnerships with orgs+brands.
— Journalism Assignments
— Travel Assignments
— Photography, Writing
— Creative Branding
— Speaking Engagements
— Workshop facilitation
The longer version:
I am a photographer & writer, director, and environmentalist from California. I primarily work as an independent peep, although I work on retainer for a few different orgs/brands, as well. I'm the founder of Brown Environmentalist, and I'm also available for workshops and creative consulting.
I hold a few different positions in different spaces including:
— Featured Athlete + Writer on Melanin Base Camp
— On Program Committee as a Film Reviewer for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
— Currently contracted by Patagonia
— Diversify Outdoors Founding Member
— Next 100 Coalition Member
— 5 Gyres Ambassador
— Latino Outdoors Photographer
— PGM ONE Staff Editor
— and maybe some other things I'm forgetting...
I'm a first-generation Salvadoran American, and in my free time aspire to a zero-waste lifestyle, train like a triathlete, and drink plenty of tea.
A non-exhaustive past client list: UC Berkeley, Patagonia, The National Park Service, Loam Magazine, The Pew Charitable Trust, The North Face, Avarna Group, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, The Ritz-Carlton, Save the Redwoods, multiple restaurants and travel guides, Format Magazine, and others.