Clemente's love for the outdoors stems from growing up in a small Northern California town surrounded by farm land. The son of
farm laborers, Clemente gained an appreciation for developing a sustainable relationship with the environment, and saw first hand
the effects of exploiting nature's resources - both on the land and on people. Impassioned by a desire to promote beneficial social
and environmental change, Clemente eventually pursued a career in law, and has experience in the California State Legislature,
where he worked on the Marine Life Protection Act and other environmental legislation. Clemente left state service to fight for
the rights of the underprivileged as an attorney with the Sacramento County Public Defender's office. He now has his own law practice
in Sacramento, and is currently laying the groundwork for a Latino community legal clinic.