Manuel Belmonte is Operations Manager for Outdoor Outreach. Prior to this he was a staff research associate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he worked in a quality control CO2 lab as an analytical chemist and was involved in hydrographic cruises around the world. He is a co-founder of Latino Outdoors – San Diego (LOSD) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice (CIEJ), and a member of the San Diego Mountain Rescue Team (SDMRT).