Christopher Pope recently graduated CSUEB with a degree in Art History, but has also spent time studying art, music, and education. He has over four years of experience working with various organizations and nonprofits as teacher, facilitator, and leader of youth in both New Mexico and California.
He was formally trained in outdoor leadership skills through the Outward Bound organization where he learned wilderness survival, rock climbing, Leave No Trace Methods and Ethics, wilderness medicine, and group facilitation. He has continued to use these skills in his own expeditions into the wilderness.
His intersectional practices of mindfulness, Kundalini yoga, nature worship, art, intentional community building, and social justice advocacy have all informed how he acts as a catalyst to the growth and development of the youth he works with. His last youth mentoring position involved creating and facilitating a class which combined both a visual art practice and mindfulness meditation for youth struggling with homelessness.
Currently, Christopher lives in a cooperative community in Berkeley. When he is not working as a handyman and carpenter, he can be found hiking, meditating, practicing Aikido, painting, cooking, dancing with friends, or some combination of them all.