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06 December 2023

Vanessa Muñoz: Empowering Latino Leadership in Conservation at COP28

For Vanessa Muñoz, joining Hispanic Access Foundation in April of 2022 became a turning point in her career. Growing up, she witnessed the disparities between Latinos and their access to nature, igniting a passion that…
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29 November 2023

Valery Serrano: Empowering Communities Through Collaborative Leadership

Valery Serrano’s journey from a biology undergraduate to a Master of Arts in Biology student at Miami University in Ohio reflects not only her academic capabilities but also her dedication to empowering underrepresented communities within…
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22 November 2023

Yessenia Méndez: Breaking Cultural Barriers and Fostering Inclusivity

The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge holds a sanctuary within the city of Philadelphia. As part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, visitors can expect to find a network of lands set aside for…
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15 November 2023

Felipe Villegas: Building Bridges in his Community through Faith and Service

Pastor Felipe Villegas wasn't certain about the trajectory of his life when he left Chihuahua, Mexico, as a young man to settle in Colorado in the mid-1980s. Little did he foresee that he would emerge…
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08 November 2023

Rachel Forbes: Leading the Integration of Social Work in Climate Change Resiliency

Guaranteeing environmental justice encompasses the integration of all sectors of public health to work through the many challenges people face as members of social groups. Rachel Forbes, a faculty member of the Graduate School of…
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01 November 2023

Lucía Márquez: Paving the Way for Environmental Justice and Empowerment

Lucía Márquez's journey is a remarkable example of the transformative power of determination and resilience. As a first-generation student at San Francisco State University majoring in environmental studies, she has risen above numerous obstacles to…
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