Our Team



Roxana Saravia

Regional LCW Ambassador

Shley Suarez-Burgos

Lead LCW Ambassador

Priscilla Inostroza

Regional Texas LCW Ambassador

Isabella Briseno

Regional East LCW Ambassador

Virginia Ansaldi

Lead LCW Ambassador

Dr. Orlando Kent Mercado White JD

Regional Midwest LCW Ambassador

Laura Zárate

LCW Regional Ambassador

Ana Salgado

LCW Regional Ambassador

Breanna Gonzalez

LCW Regional Ambassador

Katherine (Angela) Weikel

LCW Regional Ambassador

Cecilia Arteaga

LCW Regional Ambassador

Faruk Bagdah

LCW Regional Ambassador

Our Grantees

Ana Salgado

Ana is originally from Honduras where she received a BS in Environmental Engineering. Ana has lived in Florida…

Breanna Gonzalez

Breanna González is an Environmental Policy Coordinator based in Denver, Colorado, the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of…

Cecilia Arteaga

Cecilia enjoys working in spaces where marketing meets advocacy, and where creativity rises from adversity. After graduating from…

Dr. Orlando Kent Mercado White JD

Professionally I have been dedicated to providing medical and legal professional services ranging from management to being a…

Faruk Bagdah

Manager of environmental management and sustainable development programs, University professor in the environmental area, coordinator and evaluator of…

Isabella Briseno

Bella is an undergraduate student at Penn State University double majoring in Environmental Resource Management and Political Science.…

Katherine (Angela) Weikel

I’m excited to be an ambassador for Latin@ Conservation Week! I feel in love with the outdoors as…

Laura Zárate

Laura Zárate’s love of plants began with her abuelas’ gardens and the aromatic hierbas used by a barrio…

Priscilla Inostroza

Priscilla is a student at Texas State University studying Wildlife Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies. She…

Roxana Saravia

Roxana Saravia is from Long Island, New York and she has experience in environmental education, field work, and…

Shley Suarez-Burgos

Shley Suarez Burgos (she/her/hers) was born and raised in Miami. At a young age, Shley discovered her passion…

Virginia Ansaldi

Virginia Ansaldi has over 10 years experience working in outdoor education, experiential learning, and science communication. She is…

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Latino Conservation Week is a collection of events from variety of organizations. Hispanic Access Foundation is only directly responsible for events in which it is listed as a sponsor.