Santiago Ramos

Santiago is the BOLD & GOLD Director at the Detroit Y.

Santiago grew up spending summers camping and hiking in nearby Michigan state and city parks, where they developed their passion for outdoor recreation. Their experiences growing up camping and their background in social work shaped their passion for equitable access to outdoor recreation, and led them to pursue a career focused on connecting youth to natural spaces. Santiago is now serving as the Program Director of BOLD & GOLD at the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and is the lead YMCA staff with Detroit Outdoors.