Our Team

 
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Mark Magaña - Founding President & CEO

Mark Magaña is the Founding President & CEO of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources, and conservation leaders.  Mark is also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group consulting firm.  

Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at both the White House  and in Congressional leadership -- as Special Assistant to President Clinton for  Legislative Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor to the House Democratic Caucus Vice  Chair Robert Menendez.  Mr. Magaña also served as a politically appointed  Congressional Liaison at the Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS). Additionally, he served as the Legislative Assistant to Congressional Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), as a Federal Legislative Representative for  the City of Los Angeles, and as a Research Assistant for the National Association of  Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). 

As an early supporter of Senator Obama's Presidential Campaign, Mr. Magaña  founded the National Latinos for Obama in February, 2007.  Through Latinos for  Obama, he built a national grassroots organization and mobilization effort.

Originally from Los Angeles, Mark resides in Washington, DC with his wife and  daughter, where he serves on the board of the League of Conservation Voters,  Green 2.0, and the Children’s Environmental Health Network.

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Amanda Aguirre - Executive Vice President & COO

Amanda has built a career that spans high-level national community organizing, coalition building, policy advocacy, political campaigns, and grassroots organizing. Amanda has experience in policy and public engagement at the White House and EPA, most recently serving the Director of Public Engagement at the Climate Action Campaign, and prior to that served as EPA’s Acting Director of Public Engagement and Environmental Education in the Obama Administration.

Through her work with local and national Latino groups, federal agencies, state and local government, and advocacy organizations she comes with a wealth of expertise and strong personal commitment to serve the GreenLatinos membership. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Houston, Amanda currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband. She earned a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.   

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Keylin Rivera - Climate & Clean Air Program Director

Keylin Rivera joins GreenLatinos as the organization's Climate & Clean Air Program Director. Keylin will work with the organization's members, partners, and allies to shape GreenLatinos' advocacy related to climate and clean air policy priorities throughout the organization's nationwide network. 

Most recently Keylin worked on the Hillary for America campaign as the National Deputy Latino Vote Director. Previously, she worked for Mayor Bowser as the Ward 2 Liaison serving as her "eyes and ears". Keylin, also served under the Obama Administration in the Office of the Administrator at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and worked on President Obama re-election campaign in her home state of North Carolina. She is a proud UNC-Greensboro and AmeriCorps alumni. 

 

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