Green Festival Speakers
Gino Pastori-Ng was born and raised in Oakland, California, the community which he now serves as co-director of Ashoka’s Youth Venture San Francisco Bay Area (AYVSFBA). After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Psychology, Gino spent several years teaching English in Brazil and China, and has since worked for several non-profits to pursue his passion for social justice, environmental awareness and education. Prior to his role at AYVSFBA, Gino supported the launch of a new elementary school in East Oakland, and worked for a non-profit organization focusing on environmental voter education. In his current role, he has developed various strategic partnerships to increase opportunities for Bay Area youth to launch their own social enterprises.