To us, a Next Gen is any young person who pursues their passions for driving positive change, exploring this great planet, forming new connections, and creating lasting impact. They are students and young professionals working on the hard issues of our time with big dreams about our global future.

Those are Next Gens and we have been fortunate that they have already been key actors with Lost Mountain. Now, they will form a vital part of our next steps. Scroll down to meet our Positive Tracks Next Gen Students below — those who are 23 and younger — as well as the full team.

2015 Positive Tracks Next Gen Team

Positive Tracks is a national, youth-centric nonprofit that helps Generation PT-LOGO1Next get active and give back using the power of sport and adventure. The Positive Tracks program plugs into charitable athletic events to double dollars and amplify awareness generated by ages 23 and under. Best news: in partnership with our outdoor industry sponsors, Positive Tracks is going to match every dollar Next Gen participants fundraise to a maximum of $90,000 for innovative integrated conservation.

 

Raimundo José Raimundo, Mozambique

Raimundo José Raimundo, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen |Undergraduate student majoring in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Manica Superior Polytechnic Institute, Chimoio. In 2011, I first traveled to Gorongosa National Park. I have been impressed by how much the park ecosystem restoration has produced good results. I have a passion to be part of this great initiative to protect ecosystems ... Read More

Gugulethu Amanda Shibe, South Africa

Gugulethu Amanda Shibe, South Africa, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Social Science Geography and Environmental Management at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg. My dream is to be an environmental practitioner and educator. I aim to achieve my goal and grow my passion into a successful action that will bring positive change, by being involved in … Read More

Osvaldo Antonio Lampião, Mozambique

Osvaldo Antonio Lampião, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Manica Superior Polytechnic Institute, Chimoio. My goal is to become a professional with skills, abilities and attitudes that enable me to intervene with actions contributing to significant reduction of environmental impacts in conservation areas. I am studying Ecotourism and Wildlife Management, in … Read More

Dennyse Ana Paula Mario Amade, Mozambique

Dennyse Ana Paula Mario Amade, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Manica Superior Polytechnic Institute, Chimoio. I am a young woman who loves to study and I always dreamed of being able to help develop my country, regarding environmental issues. Since childhood, I liked to take care of the animals. While … Read More

Delson Luís Vutane, Mozambique

Delson Luís Vutane, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences at Universidade Lúrio, Pemba. I am studying Biological Sciences because it is a course that is closely related to my passions, animals and nature in general. My dream is to be a biologist/scientist with more experience in research and more credibility in the scientific world. … Read More

Nelson Piassone Mulezere, Mozambique

Nelson Piassone Mulezere, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences at Universidade Lúrio, Pemba. At present, my professional vision is to be a conservation biologist. I have started a course in biological sciences that has shown me a broader view of methods for the conservation of the environment. What inspires me to participate in the … Read More

Vasco Lino, Mozambique

Vasco Lino, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences at Universidade Lúrio, Pemba. The environmental conservation in Mozambique needs us to keep working. [I think this] because we have many places with a beautiful landscape and [not everyone will go to] see what is happening there and what kind of the species are there if it is … Read More

Maegan Richards, USA

Maegan Richards, USA, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Geosciences at Princeton University: Taking part in the Lost Mountain Symposium inspires me because it seems like the perfect fit for my diverse interests in the environment and working with people towards conservation goals. While I have not decided on a career path, I know I love the outdoors, and I am … Read More

Catherine Kimmel, USA

Catherine Kimmel, Positive Tracks Next Gen | High School Student, New York: I am inspired to join the Symposium because it the opportunity to join a world-class team that is focused on making connections between the environment, the community, and climbing is remarkable. In fact, the chance to learn and explore with this team, while combining conservation, science and adventure, is truly … Read More

Grant Bemis, USA

Grant Bemis, Positive Tracks Next Gen | BA in Environmental Studies with minors in Biology, Chinese, and Art, Eckard College 2014: I first became aware of The Lost Mountain Project the summer before my senior year of college. My high school science professor at Breck School first put me in touch with Majka, and as it turns out, Majka and … Read More

2015 Next Gen Team

Meet the entire 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Team. Inspiring, innovative and joining us from around the world, these are the young people driving positive change and creating lasting impact.

Raimundo José Raimundo, Mozambique

Raimundo José Raimundo, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen |Undergraduate student majoring in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Manica Superior Polytechnic Institute, Chimoio. In 2011, I first traveled to Gorongosa National Park. I have been impressed by how much the park ecosystem restoration has produced good results. I have a passion to be part of this great initiative to protect ecosystems ... Read More

Monicah Mbiba, Zimbabwe

Monicah Mbiba, Zimbabwe, Doctoral Candidate in Animal, Plant and Environmental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand. Since obtaining my BSc in Forestry and Wildlife Management from the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe in 2008, I developed a keen interest in the area of natural resource management in southern Africa, particularly the implications for rural livelihoods. I … Read More

Gugulethu Amanda Shibe, South Africa

Gugulethu Amanda Shibe, South Africa, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Social Science Geography and Environmental Management at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg. My dream is to be an environmental practitioner and educator. I aim to achieve my goal and grow my passion into a successful action that will bring positive change, by being involved in … Read More

Julian Sendin, South Africa

Julian Sendin, South African, Masters candidate in City and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town. My short term professional goal is to either complete my articles and practice law as an attorney and operate in the field(s) of planning, property and environmental law or to complete the two years candidacy necessary to become registered as a professional city … Read More

Lelani Mannetti, Namibia

Lelani Mannetti, Namibia, Masters candidate in Conservation Ecology at Stellenbosch University, Windhoek. My passion in life revolves around the interface between society and our natural environment, and I’ve focused my academic career on studying communities living adjacent to national parks. For my Masters degree, I worked with the ≠Khomani Bushmen of the southern Kalahari, while my doctorate is focused on … Read More

Evans Vusani Mauda, South Africa

Evans Vusani Mauda, South Africa, Undergraduate student majoring in Conservation Biology at the University of Venda, Thohotandou. I look forward to a future where invertebrates are considered part of the environment and are included in conservation planning and decision making. Currently, I am a registered Master’s student at the University of Venda pursuing my goal to one of the best … Read More

Osvaldo Antonio Lampião, Mozambique

Osvaldo Antonio Lampião, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Manica Superior Polytechnic Institute, Chimoio. My goal is to become a professional with skills, abilities and attitudes that enable me to intervene with actions contributing to significant reduction of environmental impacts in conservation areas. I am studying Ecotourism and Wildlife Management, in … Read More

Maria Muchanga Davissone, Mozambique

Maria Muchanga Davissone, Mozambique, Graduate student at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo. I am teaching a subject related to Conservation of Biodiversity and my goal is to train professionals to be able to contribute to the socio economic development of the country and ensure that this development is based on environmentally sound practices, and contribute to the Conservation of Biodiversity. To … Read More

Dennyse Ana Paula Mario Amade, Mozambique

Dennyse Ana Paula Mario Amade, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management at Manica Superior Polytechnic Institute, Chimoio. I am a young woman who loves to study and I always dreamed of being able to help develop my country, regarding environmental issues. Since childhood, I liked to take care of the animals. While … Read More

Delson Luís Vutane, Mozambique

Delson Luís Vutane, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences at Universidade Lúrio, Pemba. I am studying Biological Sciences because it is a course that is closely related to my passions, animals and nature in general. My dream is to be a biologist/scientist with more experience in research and more credibility in the scientific world. … Read More

Gerson Souto Tembissa, Mozambique

Gerson Souto Tembissa, Mozambique, Masters candidate in Rural Engineering at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo. I am passionate about agro-ecology, however, I developed more interest in environmental conservation when I was invited to participate in an environmental diagnosis in 2012 to verify the impacts caused by farming on steep areas in the province of Manica (Penhalonga) [Mozambique]. I am currently a … Read More

Salvador J. A. Nanvonamuquitxo, Mozambique

Salvador J. A. Nanvonamuquitxo, Mozambique, Graduate student studying Forestry Engineering at Universidade Lúrio, Mocuba. My name is Salvador Nanvonamuquitxo, I am the son of humble farmer, who has always lived on the basis of family farming. At a young age, I started my passion for the environment. When I finished my secondary schooling, I joined the Faculty of Agronomic and … Read More

Nelson Piassone Mulezere, Mozambique

Nelson Piassone Mulezere, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences at Universidade Lúrio, Pemba. At present, my professional vision is to be a conservation biologist. I have started a course in biological sciences that has shown me a broader view of methods for the conservation of the environment. What inspires me to participate in the … Read More

Aurélio Rodriguês Pais, Mozambique

Aurélio Rodriguês Pais, Mozambique, Masters candidate in Management and Conservation of Biodiversity, at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo: Since my childhood, I have had a great passion for nature. It is only when I got in school that I started understanding the importance of planting and taking care of the forests. In 2007 I entered the Eduardo Mondlane University to study Forest … Read More

Vuyelwa Nandipha, South Africa

Vuyelwa Nandipha, South Africa, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Social Science Geography and Environmental Management at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg: My passions in life consist of protecting the environment and assisting people through sharing the knowledge I have obtained from University. I come from a  community and home where education and assisting people especially those who … Read More

Regina Leonardo Muianga, Mozambique

Regina Leonardo Muianga, Mozambique, Masters candidate in Management and Conservation of Biodiversity at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo: In addition to my graduate studies at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, I am a technician in the Ministry for Land, Environment and Rural Development; National Directorate of Environmental Management. My specific job is related on development of National Strategy, Policies and National Regulation to protect … Read More

Vasco Lino, Mozambique

Vasco Lino, Mozambique, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Biological Sciences at Universidade Lúrio, Pemba. The environmental conservation in Mozambique needs us to keep working. [I think this] because we have many places with a beautiful landscape and [not everyone will go to] see what is happening there and what kind of the species are there if it is … Read More

Maegan Richards, USA

Maegan Richards, USA, Positive Tracks Next Gen | Undergraduate student majoring in Geosciences at Princeton University: Taking part in the Lost Mountain Symposium inspires me because it seems like the perfect fit for my diverse interests in the environment and working with people towards conservation goals. While I have not decided on a career path, I know I love the outdoors, and I am … Read More

Catherine Kimmel, USA

Catherine Kimmel, Positive Tracks Next Gen | High School Student, New York: I am inspired to join the Symposium because it the opportunity to join a world-class team that is focused on making connections between the environment, the community, and climbing is remarkable. In fact, the chance to learn and explore with this team, while combining conservation, science and adventure, is truly … Read More

Grant Bemis, USA

Grant Bemis, Positive Tracks Next Gen | BA in Environmental Studies with minors in Biology, Chinese, and Art, Eckard College 2014: I first became aware of The Lost Mountain Project the summer before my senior year of college. My high school science professor at Breck School first put me in touch with Majka, and as it turns out, Majka and … Read More