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 + visual artist
Andrew Catanese is an ultra mountain runner and multidisciplinary visual artist currently based out of the Bay Area. He loves finding ways to connect with the environment through running. These connections inspire his artwork, which features lush, interconnected scenes of plants, animals, and people.
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Trail runner + Indigenous archaeologist
Ashleigh Thompson (she/hers) is a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe and a PhD Candidate 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. Find Ashleigh trail running among saguaros or climbing Mt Lemmon granite in Tucson, Arizona.
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Mountain runner + storyteller + strategist
Dani Reyes-Acosta (she/her) is a Latina-AAPI athlete, filmmaker, strategist, and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside and how we build community with others on this planet. Find her online as @NotLostJustDiscovering or via DaniReyesAcosta.com
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Ultra runner + advocate
Dillon Quitugua is an avid ultra runner and former Peace Corps volunteer. Dillon is the Cofounder of a community called Tribe Collective, which empowers and advocates for Asian Pacific Islanders to get out on the trails. He aims to be the first Chamorro to climb Mt. Everest.
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Olympian + educator
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. She strongly believes in the power of biophilia, artistic expression, movement, and play to heal and empower.
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South African Chef + food blogger + marathoner
Kamini's entertainment career started when she won MasterChef South Africa. She then hosted a food-travel show that allowed her to travel the world and eat everything! It was only when she found running and ran her first marathon that she was able to eat with abandon. Since then, fuelling her body to be able to deliver in the race has been her focus. Quite simply ‘you are what you eat’.
Explorer + writer + activist
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 advocating, educating, and inspiring others to protect wild places.
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