Beatriz Soto

Latino Outreach Coordinator, Defiende Nuestra Tierra - Wilderness Workshop

Beatriz is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, where she grew up in a bi-cultural setting between Mexico and the United States. She graduated from Basalt High School and went on to study architecture in Chihuahua City. Having the opportunity to work in both the US and Mexico, she has engaged in a diverse range of architectural and community projects, always with a focus on environmental and social justice. She is very passionate about sustainable and conscientious design. In her 15 years of architectural experience, Beatriz has worked on a variety of energy related projects, from Net-Zero affordable housing projects, to professional trainings with the Mexican Green Building Council. Regularly being a part of two different worlds, she tries to bring people together and be a liaison for people in any community she’s a part of; from Chihuahua City, to the tiny beach town of San Pancho, to the Roaring Fork Valley. She runs the Defiende Nuestra Tierra program for Wilderness Workshop a culturally appropriate program to tap into in influential voice of latinos in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys. She also volunteers in schools to encourage young latinos to see themselves as leaders in STEM fields, become stewards of the land and to understand the importance of their voice in environmental issues. Beatriz has moved in and out of the Roaring Fork Valley and has been back since 2013 with her young son, Joaquin. Together they love to travel, snowboard, camp, hike and eat good tacos!

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