Margarita Lopez-Pelayo

Margarita (she/her/ella) currently lives and honors the ancestral land of the past and current Tongva and Tataviam people. Her mother Maria de la Paz is originated from Otomi ancestral land Ticoman, Mexico City. She migrated at the age of six to Pacoima. She is a proud mother. As a child, her passion for social justice was sprouted as a result of growing up in harsh conditions. She has dedicated over 20 years of her life to community organizing in the San Fernando Valley within the nonprofit sector/labor movement. As an Indigenous two-spirted, womyn of color she honors Mother Earth through self-empowering community. Her heart is in advocating for outdoor equity and environmental justice. Her adventurous soul often seeks the outdoor as a form of healing.