A Latina in Conservation

Shaping Representation

As part of the Latino Climate Council, Paola participated in Congressional briefings related to the Farm Bill, representing Puerto Rico. She talked about conservation practices on the island and the need to expand their conservation program to include more rural communities and people who may not have as much access to information.

Paving the Way for Latinos

in Wildlife Conservation

Priscilla Inostroza is a senior student at Texas State University, where she studies wildlife biology. While growing up, Priscilla realized how enjoyable the outdoors were for her. However, this career path was outside the traditional roles seen in her family.

Securing a Career in

Invasive Plant Management

Originally from southern New Jersey, the landscape Nick experienced growing up as a child was far different from the views he experiences now as the Invasive Plant Coordinator for Pike National Forest, an opportunity he landed after his MANO Project fellowship.

Leading the Way for

Coastal Conservation

As the Program Manager for Surfrider in Puerto Rico, Hector Valera has overseen the organization’s local initiatives aimed to establish sustainable practices. It is through his advocacy work that he connected with Hispanic Access.


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Establishing Access

Hispanic Access Foundation helps Latinos throughout the nation access opportunities that help improve their lives, communities and the nation as a whole.

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Developing Leaders

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Elevating Voices

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Underrepresented Areas

While there are many areas where the Latino perspective is underrepresented, Hispanic Access promotes equity and responsibility in various aspects of their lives.

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