Danielle Garcia is a Latinx/Tejanitx planner, geographer, and environmental advocate based in Houston, Texas. Raised in a military family, she developed a deep connection to nature and diverse communities across the United States but specifically in Texas. In 2022, Danielle earned her Master’s in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Texas Southern University, specializing in environmental and sustainable land use planning, with research covering topics such as environmental justice, community resilience, and social equity.
Before moving to Houston, Danielle completed her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Sustainability at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Her studies focused on GIS analysis and Latin American Studies, examining social, environmental, and political issues within Latinx communities. She also explored international environmental and social concerns in Mexico, studying with La Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in partnership with UTSA in Puebla de Zaragoza.
Danielle started at Bayou City Waterkeeper in 2022 as the Water Justice Specialist and now works as the Education and Resource Hub Coordinator. In her current role, she leverages her planning and geography background to focus on water justice and resource development. Danielle aspires to maintain her collaboration with communities to create and identify resources while empowering and educating them about pressing water-related concerns in Houston’s diverse landscape.
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