Esperanza Soledad Garcia is a senior at East High School who currently holds a 3.7 GPA. Garcia has been on Silver and Honor Roll all three years in High School and is part of the Young African and Latinx Leaders (YAALL) of Denver Public School. Garcia is also the founder of the Environmental Justice Warriors and Co-Founder of the Mexican American Student Alliance (MASA).
The Unwomanly Face of War by Sveltana Alexievich
Stand and Deliver
Los Mocochetes or Erykah Badu
Architect/Founder of Climate Refugee Aid Non-Profit
My Great Grandmother Fedelina Paiz
Gardening or Embroidery
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA
Psole2 or Muse Medicina
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“When you teach a woman, you teach the generations.”
Garcia volunteers her time in her home town of Mora, New Mexico where for Las Acequias de Cañoncito, her and her family clean the pre-colonial irrigation systems and dig ditches to make sure water flows to valley to all who are in need.
WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?
“If you believe that goodness can and will prevail in our communites, than you can fight the odds. The small steps that I take to help my community, can manifest into a revolution and change the world. I am planting seeds for a better day and for the generations to come.”
IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD I WOULD...
“Reclaim human’s role in the natural world”
COLLEGE OF CHOICE
Garcia has applied to Fort Lewis College, Humboldt State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Denver, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Denver. She hs been accepted to Colorado State University.