Katina Grays: A Day in the Life of the Trail Conference
Trail Conference Role: Member Club RepresentativeOutdoor Afro, a national non-profit that celebrates and inspires African American connections and leadership in nature. She is passionate about building an inclusive community for people to connect in and with nature, working to dissuade any fears of the outdoors.
The New York City chapter of Outdoor Afro joined the Trail Conference as a member club in early 2017; Katina has led several hikes with the Trail Conference, and is always up for bringing outdoor adventure—from backpacking to archery—to her members. She believes in creating cultural outdoor experiences that are accessible—95 percent of their events are reachable by public transit—as well as meaningful: Outdoor Afro has organized healing hikes after social injustice crises. “My favorite part of my work is building a deep and restorative community where we can connect within nature to heal and reflect or just go out and have some fun,” she says.