Patricia Rodriguez joined Earthworks in October 2022 as International OGI Analyst and Advocate, working to help document oil and gas pollution in Global South countries, alongside and in solidarity with frontline communities fighting oil and gas extraction.
She worked as an educator at Ithaca College, NY for fifteen years, teaching and building transnational solidarity, and doing environmental and immigration advocacy in favor of the alternative and ecological visions of impacted grassroots communities. Patricia grew up in Chile and then Brasilia, Brasil, and has done solidarity work and research with campesinx, Indigenous, Black and working class communities in Colombia, and also in El Salvador, Brasil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and the Mexico-U.S. borderlands. She has written about social movement coalition building around environmental, territorial, labor and human rights issues in these places.
Patricia graduated from San Diego State, and University of Notre Dame, Indiana with a M.A. in Latin American Studies and a PhD in Political Science, respectively. She enjoys biking up hills, hiking in the desert, swimming, time with family and friends (including four-legged), and immigrant rights support work.
Email: prodriguez [at] earthworks [dot] org
Location: Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui ancestral lands, Tucson, AZ.