Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Vanessa Toro Barragán

Sacramento Program Area Coordinator

The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

Vanessa Toro Barragán is the Sacramento Program Area Coordinator at The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW).

Born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Houston, Texas, her immigrant beginnings inspired her constant curiosity for the intersection of environment and social justice. Most recently, Vanessa recruited and developed workplace leaders to lead union organizing campaigns to shift the balance of power in the healthcare industry. At EJCW she is bringing her experience in relationship building, campaign strategizing, and environmental science research towards EJCW’s mission to advocate with frontline communities to realize the human rights to water and sanitation.