Protecting Endangered Species

in Minnesota

After being a MANO intern, Araceli now works for the Ecological Service Department of the USFWS and one of her goals is to minimize potential risks to listed threatened and endangered species in Minnesota.

Advocating for Latino

Representation in the Workforce

After being a MANO intern for the U.S. Forest Service, Ruby was recently named as the River Manager of the Sequoia National Forest. Now her job is to protect the Kern River and advocate for more Latinos in the workforce.

Creating Maps to

Protect CA Species

One of the things that concerns Fernando Lara is the exponential growth of development that has reduced the biodiversity in California. Despite this worrisome outlook, he likes to see his job as a chance to make a butterfly effect.

Wildlife Biologist

Turned Storyteller

Despite possible criticism from her fellow scientists, and fear of embarking down an unusual path, Mac Cardona resolved to become a science storyteller.

Helping Aransas NWR

Adapt to Climate Change

Ashley Garcia is currently a Civilian Climate Corps fellow with the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The results of her research could help adapt Aransas habitats to climate change, while also contributing to the preservation of endangered species that inhabit in the region.

Establishing Access

HAF helps Latinos throughout the nation access opportunities that help improve their lives, communities and the nation as a whole.

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Developing Leaders

Through trainings, events, information and support, HAF helps leaders strengthen their capabilities and position them to have a lasting impact on their communities.

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Elevating Voices

Whether connecting Latinos with decision makers or media, ensuring their voices are heard is critical to creating change, guaranteeing equity and preserving cultural heritage.

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Underrepresented Areas

While there are many areas where the Latino perspective is underrepresented, HAF promotes equity and responsibility in various aspects of their lives.

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