Pati Navalta Poblete

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Pati Navalta Poblete is a longtime San Francisco Bay Area journalist, previously serving as an editorial writer and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Poblete is executive director of The Robby Poblete Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to reduce gun violence through a gun buyback program, and to transform the weapons into instruments of hope and opportunity through art and vocational programs.