Camilla is the Executive Director of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO), an advocacy group for Latinos connected to the outdoors through recreation, tradition, and culture and who are committed to the conservation of our shared natural resources. She is passionate about elevating Latino voices in local, state, and national conservation efforts, especially when it comes to accessing public lands.
Prior to joining HECHO, Camilla managed the distribution of over $20 million annually in conservation funds at a major foundation aimed at increasing the capacity of local, regional, and national nonprofits. She also started the foundation’s first composting program to dramatically reduce landfill waste. She has also worked on a number of programs to connect children with nature.
Camilla has a B.A. in creative writing and literature from Pacific University in Oregon and graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. She also serves on the Virginia Board of Conservation and Recreation.