Spotlight Story

23 November 2022

Ashley García: Helping Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Adapt to Climate Change

When Ashley was just a child, she and her family used to go to the beach in Corpus Christi to watch the power of the sea. She loved the ocean so deeply that she thought…
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16 November 2022

Pastor Jorge Fuentes: Prayer as a Tool for Social Change

It is well known, the phrase “Faith can move mountains." For Jorge Fuentes, this is a certainty. More than once, he has experienced the power of prayer, when prayer speaks through letters, sit-ins and mobilizations…
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09 November 2022

Mason Wheatley: Finding a Career in Conservation from an Internship

From a young age, Mason Wheatley felt a passion and calling for the outdoors. Not only did he feel this appreciation for the outdoors but he deeply enjoyed making creative content that involved video, music,…
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02 November 2022

Pastor Angelique Acevedo: Putting Faith and Community First

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico as the oldest of three children, Pastor Angelique Acevedo has always been a learner and a leader. From a young age, she participated in every sport imaginable from tennis…
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26 October 2022

Crystal Strong: Finding a Community-Driven Career

Growing up between South Florida and Puerto Rico, Crystal Strong was surrounded by diverse comunidades. From an early age, Crystal felt a strong sense of community and knew she wanted to focus her future on…
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19 October 2022

Natalia Vásquez: Using Language as a Way to Serve Her Community

Natalia Vasquez is a visual artist, holistic practitioner, and a photographer who was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In 2017, she founded Heart in Brain Studios as a space to combine holistic and creative…
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