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Rocío Villalobos

Equity and Inclusion Program Manager—Immigrant Affairs, City of Austin, Equity Office

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Location: Austin, TX
Start Year: 2023
TRHT Pillar: Narrative Change


For over 15 years, Rocío Villalobos (she/her/ella) has been involved in social justice work in Austin, Texas, covering education, immigration and the outdoors/environment. Her transnational childhood shaped her understanding of community, family, migration, inequity and borders, all of which led her to her current position as the immigrant affairs manager with the City of Austin’s Equity Office. 

Rocío is the co-founder of Native Roots ATX, a running and wellness crew based in Austin. She also volunteers her time as a mentor with Explore Austin, board member at Ecology Action of Texas, member of the Dell Community Strategy Team, and local ambassador for the 52 Hike Challenge and Women Who Explore.

Future Focus

Rocío is currently working on a series of workshops and meetups through Native Roots ATX in order to provide more support for those who are interested in deepening their connection with the land.

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