Amaris Alanis Ribeiro is the Director of Forestry and STEM at the Hispanic Access Foundation.
Amaris is an environmental change maker having worked with nonprofits, government, informal science centers, and the outdoors. She has nearly 20 years of experience in conservation, environmental education, and STEM.
Most recently Amaris was the Center Director for a nature center in Chicago. There she oversaw a 46 acre natural area and the operations of a public facility open 7-days a week, serving 75,000 visitors annually.
Throughout her tenure, Amaris has served on local boards and as a national advisor, and has garnered program awards and multi-year grants. Amaris’ expertise includes using asset-based approaches in centering communities in environmental equity and justice, bridging climate and health, and climate migration. She has a bachelor in science degree in Ecology, Ethology, Evolution from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is completing a master’s degree in Science Education.
Why she works for Hispanic Access…
"I am excited about bringing my expertise on forestry and STEM while focusing efforts with the Latino community. I also like the idea of working for an organization that has a strong internal culture and strives for innovation and growth."
In her spare time…
“I enjoy nature, going out for an evening, serving on committees, and supporting grassroot efforts.”