Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator
Patricia Rubio, a native of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), is a lifelong learner firmly rooted in her Rio Grande Valley heritage. As the Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator, Patricia Rubio’s work includes providing effective communications in Citizens Climate Lobby spaces and nurturing volunteers and staff’s growth in transformative justice. Patricia joined the CCL Diversity Team in January of 2021.
Before joining the CCL team, Patricia spent five years as an Interpretive Naturalist and Environmental Educator at various nature centers, including the Mission Butterfly Center as a nursery technician growing native plants. At McAllen Nature center, she designed free family programming like ” Nature Niños” for homeschool students, free day camps in the summer, and led night hikes. In the Edinburg World Birding Center, she gained experience as an Educator in the 5th-grade Wetland program, where all 5th graders in the city had a field trip no matter their socioeconomic background. Her experience as an interpretive naturalist and environmental educator helps unite people with nature and fosters deep connections with the indigenous flora and fauna of the RGV.
Patricia lives in Deep South Texas along the Tex/Mex border. In her spare time, she enjoys birdwatching, butterflying, and identifying Rio Grande Valley native flora. She especially loves spending time with her dog, Franky.