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Naturally Latinos Conference 2020

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(ANS Staff) Denissse Guitarra (she/ella)

Maryland Conservation Advocate, Audubon Naturalist Society

Joseph Toolan (he/him)

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Gabrielle Roffe (she/her)

Chesapeake Conservancy

Gregg Trilling

Conservation Outreach Manager, Audubon Naturalist Society

Cristina Flores

Three Part Harmony Farm & flowersxflores

Serenella Linares (she, her, ella)

Conference Co-Chair, Audubon Naturalist Society

Isabel Layton

University of Maryland

Carlos Sanchez

SBCLT/Free Your Voice

Seb (they/he) Cancino

Freelance Writer

Pablo Ortiz-Partida

Union of Concerned Scientists

Brenda Ramirez Romero

US Forest Service

Sergio Obadia

Cabana Designs

Abraham Lopez Trejo

Patterson Park Audubon Center

Brenda Gallegos

Hispanic Access Federation

Xavier Bure

Washington Youth Garden

Brenda Perez Amador

DC Department of Energy and Environment

Pablo Méndez-Lázaro

University of Puerto Rico

Christopher Nytch

Fundación Amigos de El Yunque

Pedro Rios

US Forest Service

Lisa Büttner (she/her)

Community Leader

Eliza Cava (she/her/hers)

Conference Co-Chair

ANS Staff


Paula García

Union of Concerned Scientists

Molly Multedo

Latino Verde Initiative

Dayana Molina Patino

Trust for Public Land

Melissa Martinez

National Parks Conservation Association

Yamina (She/They) Nater-Otero

Audubon New York


ANS Board Member

Jorge Bogantes Montero

Anacostia Watershed Society

Andrés Anchondo (he/his/él)

DC Audubon / American Bird Conservancy

Adi Martínez-Román

OxFam America

Vanesa Pinto

Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research (CHEER)

Cecilia Zavaleta

YMCA Youth & Family Services

Robinson Torres-Salinas

Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Sheila Garcia

National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office

Julie Gonzalez (she/her/ella)

Fish and Wildlife Service

Fabian Garcia

US Forest Service

Jose Gonzalez

Founder, Latino Outdoors

Wendy Cruz

Long Branch Community member

Natali Fani-Gonzalez

Keynote Speaker: Vice Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board

Juan Declet-Barreto

Union of Concerned Scientists

Zachary Evans (he/him)

National Wildlife Federation

Pınar Sinopoulos-Lloyd

Queer Nature

Pedro Cruz

Senior Representative, Labor and Economic Justice Program., Sierra Club

Albertyadir De Jesus

Dept. of Environmental Sciences

Luis Alfonzo

Horticulturist/Manager, University of Maryland, Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Lucila Fernandez (she/ella)

Educational Specialist - US Forest Service

Julian Segovia

Bilingual Interpretive Outreach Assistant / Student, Chesapeake Conservancy

Jose Angel Rivas

Alianza Sierra Madre A.C.

Abel Olivo

Defensores de la Cuenca

Bianca Ballara

Environmental Justice Community Organizer with Beyond Toxics

Michael Rizo

Program Specialist U.S. Forest Service International Programs Office of the Chief

Albert Arevalo

Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator Maryland-NCPPC

Alexander Palacios

Urban Forestry Crew Member, Casey Trees

Daniela Peterson

Community Strategies, Senior Advisor, Trust for Public Land

Emily Harris

Choose Clean Water Coalition

Jake Solyst

Chesapeake Bay Program

Hannah Brubach CLA (she/ella)

Chesapeake Legal Alliance

Drew Robinson

Choose Clean Water Coalition

Alan Bowser

Conservation Montgomery, Inc.


Asociación Guatemaltecos Sin Fronteras and Defensores de la Cuenca

Amanda Machado (she/her)

Writer and Facilitator for justice and anti-opression work

ANS Staff Lisa Alexander (she/her/hers)

ANS Executive Director

Jo Doumbia (She/Her)


Felipe Benitez

Corazon Latino

Lizbeth Rivera-Estrada

Trust for Public Land

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Connecting people and nature in the Capital Region.

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US Forest Service

Caring for the land and serving people

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land is a nonprofit that creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

Audubon Naturalist Society

Enjoy Learn Protect

Chesapeake Bay Program

Science. Restoration. Partnership.

Chesapeake Bay Trust

You want to restore our watersheds. We provide the resources.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources leads Maryland in securing a sustainable future for our environment, society, and economy by preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the State’s natural resources.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is a nationally recognized leader in land use, planning, parks and recreation. The agency improves the well-being of over 2 million residents and countless visitors within Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

NPS Chesapeake Gateways

Find Your Chesapeake

Blue Water Baltimore

Clean Water, Strong Communities

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Save the Bay

Chesapeake Legal Alliance

Lawyers for the Bay

Choose Clean Water Coalition

Young Professionals of Color Mentorship Program

Conservation Montgomery, Inc.

Conservation Montgomery, Inc.

Maryland LCV

Maryland League of Conservation Voters: Maryland's political voice for the environment

National Parks Conservation Association

Preserving Our Past. Protecting Our Future.

One Montgomery Green/Safe Healthy Playing

Together supporting responsible environmental outreach, education and community science.

The Piedmont Environmental Council

Promoting and protecting the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the Virginia Piedmont since 1972. Locally focused and community supported.

Potomac Conservancy

Empowering a Local Movement for Clean Water

Sierra Club Maryland Chapter

Explore, Enjoy & Protect Our Coastal State

Southern Environmental Law Center

Leading the fight for clean air and clean water and a healthy environment for all.