Vicente Garcia brings over a decade of experience in non-profit and movement building work. Most recently he served as the first Program Director of Juntos, a program of Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund and the League of Conservation Voters where he launched a program to work with Latino communities in New Mexico around climate justice and renewable energy. Working with the media, elected officials, and local leaders, he led state-wide campaigns and national initiatives designed to shift our energy priorities towards a clean, healthy future where the voices of people of color and those most affected by the harms from extractive industries can be at the forefront of guiding the transition away from the fossil fuel economy.
Prior to that, Vicente has worked at various other non-profits including LULAC, World Bridges, Save the Bay, and was formerly the Fiscal Sponsorship Program Coordinator at Movement Strategy Center where he helped support 8 fiscally sponsored programs and the work of the Innovation Center. A MAAP alumni and a Brown Boi, Vicente also brings a race, gender, and sexuality analysis to the work, believing that intersectionality is increasingly relevant and necessary to movement building. In his free time Vicente enjoys writing speculative fiction, inspired by the work of Octavia Butler and others, he loves the space writing offers us to imagine possibilities for a future where we define freedom on our own terms, outside the limitations of our current realities. He has a B.A. in Latina/Latino studies from San Francisco State University and is currently finishing a Coaching for Transformation program to become a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through Leadership that Works.