Juan is a Program Associate on the Resilient Agriculture and Ecosystems team. His passion for a more just and equitable agricultural space stems from his personal experiences working alongside his father on Mississippi beef cattle farms. His passions led him to co-create the mutual aid fund, FUERZA Farmworkers’ Fund to support farmworkers in March 2020. Juan is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College where he majored in Geography with a minor in Education. He is a published author, young scholar, and brings in years of organizing with organizations from the South to the East Coast.
Juan is based in Como, MS, where you will most likely find him reading, volunteering, feeding his animals, or walking in nature.