Ambreen Tariq is the founder of @BrownPeopleCamping, a digital storytelling platform to promote diversity and access in the outdoors. Ambreen utilizes storytelling to share how her life experiences as a Muslim, South-Asian American immigrant female have shaped her love for the outdoors; to reflect more openly on the role privilege plays in enabling us to enjoy the outdoors; and to promote more passionately for everyone to experience and enjoy the outdoors in their own authentic ways. She strives to achieve these goals in order to help grow our community of people who, having developed personal connections to the environment, will feel invested in protecting it and advocating for its future wellbeing.
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Ambreen is a non-practicing attorney who works for the federal government in Washington, DC; she runs @BrownPeopleCamping outside of her day job. Through @BrownPeopleCamping, Ambreen has worked with partners in government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry to promote diversity in the outdoors. She also writes and speaks about her advocacy efforts as well as coalition building to help grow and strengthen our community of diversity advocates and allies. She is a Brand Ambassador for Merrell and formerly for REI and Airstream. She is also the co-founder of Outdoor Muslims and a board member of City Kids Wilderness Project.