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Maritza Mendoza


Water Equity and Ocean Program Advocate


pronouns: She/Her
state: VA
city: Arlington
languages: English, Spanish
race + ethnicity: Mexican American, Mexican, or Chicana/o/x, Latina/e/o/x or Hispanic (e.g., Latin American, Central American, South American)
Maritza is a water equity advocate with a passion for protecting the natural world and amplifying the voices of the comunidades Latinx. She has Bachelor's in Environmental Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master's in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University, which led her to community conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and in North Carolina. Talk to her about: equitable federal water and ocean policy, cultivating networks of reciprocal relationships to process realities of our worlds and imagine and build the worlds we deserve, centering art and the knowledge in ourselves as we move.

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