Introducing the 2022 Janji Field Team
The Janji Field Team is made up of creative, talented multi-hyphenates — they are artists, writers, environmental and wellness advocates, cultural ambassadors, educators, a chef, an indigenous archeologist, Olympians, and much more. These incredible athletes use running as a platform to explore, connect, and cultivate change. We’re proud to support these team members on their individual journeys, and we’re grateful for their guidance as they help us run towards a better future.
Ultra Runner + Advocate
A former peace corps volunteer, Dillon is an avid ultra runner and co-founder of a community called Tribe Collective — empowering and advocating for Asian Pacific Islanders to get out on the trails. He aims to be the first Chamorro to climb Mt. Everest and just became the first person to circumnavigate his motherland of Guam on foot — earning the official FKT for the Marianas 100.
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Ultra Runner + Visual Artist
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Andrew is an ultra mountain runner and visual artist currently based out of the Bay Area, but originally from the South. In art and running, he loves finding ways to connect with the environment and to learn about new places, wildlife, and people!
Indigenous Archaeologist, Runner + Climber
Ashleigh (she/hers) is a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe and recently completed her PhD in
anthropology at the University of Arizona. She believes being outside is paramount to healing and happiness, which she promotes through her writing
and work as an Indigenous Archeologist. You can often find Ashleigh trail running aamong saguaros or climbing Mt Lemmon granite in Tucson, Arizona.
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Professional mountain trail runner + multimedia artist
Christian Gering is a professional mountain trail runner and multimedia artist hailing from Katishtya (San Felipe Pueblo) and the Pi’pil people of El Salvador. His artwork is inspired by movement, outdoor spaces and the graphical recording of important conversations. Christian collaborated with the Janji team to create the prints for the Fall/Winter ‘21 Southwest Collection.
Artist, educator, 2016 Olympian
Justine Fedronic is an artist, STEM and design thinking educator, and former Olympic track athlete. After 15 years of competitive running she is on a journey to adapt her relationship with movement as a tool for mental health and connection to earth and community. Her perspectives are influenced by her immigration experience and her diverse cultural upbringing—her family is French-Caribbean and Hungarian and she grew up frequently traveling between her homes and exploring their unique environments and traditions. She strongly believes in the power of biophilia, artistic expression, movement, and play to heal and empower an empathetic community.
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Writer, environmental activist + trail explorer
Morgan Sjogren is a writer, environmental activist, and former elite track athlete turned avid trail explorer. She is the author of 3 books, which focus on human-powered adventure, wild landscapes, history, conservation, environment, travel and food. Much of her writing and time is devoted to advocate, educate, and inspire others to protect wild places.
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Trail running guide + wellness advocate
Polo Pavez can usually be found chasing sunsets in the Andes Mountains or biking in Santiago, Chile. He uses running as a tool to create space for mental health. An Aire Libre trail running guide, he plans and facilitates trips through Patagonia that focus on self-discovery, connectivity, education and caring for the environment.