Sara Carbajal was born in Mexico and migrated to the USA when was 24 years old to marry her husband. Since then she’s worked in apple orchards, picking and harvesting fruits, and trimming and planting trees. She has also worked as crew recruiter. Her skills include supervisor and business management, strategic planning, resources allocation, leadership techniques, and administrative...

Andrés Chamorro, artist / educator / activist, has led the Youth Arts Group of Rural & Migrant Ministry since 2004, where he guides young people in using the arts to create social justice. Prior to joining RMM, he spent 8 years at the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, providing arts education to inner city youth, teachers, and adults. Mr. Chamorro also formed Art for Change,...

Jose is originally from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and as a youth worked and traveled with his family as a migrant farmworker in the fields of the panhandles of Texas and Iowa. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he majored in American Studies with a concentration in Ethnic Studies. Jose worked as a paralegal and accredited representative focusing on immigration in...

Katia Chapman joined RMM in 2012 after graduating from Vassar College. While a staff member at RMM, she took the lead on diverse projects such as Intern and Fellowship Coordination, as well as college preparation workshops and mentorship for all three youth groups. Katia has since graduated with her MA from Teacher's College in Sociology of Education, and now works full-time at Finger Lakes...

West moved to New York in 2015 after living and working for 20 years on the U.S.-Mexico border, where he founded Project Puente to do educational work along the border and Casa Puente, a hospitality house which serves the needs of interns and volunteers working in the non-profit sector in El Paso. Prior to this West served as a Lay Missioner with Maryknoll, living and working for eight years...

Ruth Faircloth, Rural Women’s Assembly Outreach Coordinator was born in Florida to remarkable farmworking parents. Ruth migrated with her family to the fields of New York State. She has been in the forefront of empowering rural communities for decades, having helped found the youth organization, UNITY as well as the Daughters of Sarah, an ecumenical women's leadership development and support...

Luis Figueroa is originally from New Jersey. He recently graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in May 2018. During his time at the colleges, Luis began his theatre work as an actor. After growing accustomed to performing in front of an audience in classical and contemporary plays, he expanded his horizons by working in stage management and...

Mark Green joins Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc. and brings more than 30 years of progressively responsible financial, systems and project management experience with small businesses, non-profit companies, as well as multi-national corporations.

Gerardo Gutierrez Jr. Esq., is the founder of the Gutierrez Law Firm which provides legal counseling and representation to the immigrant/Hispanic community of the Hudson Valley, as well as educating the community about their civil rights. His experience spans a broad range of government, federal and state agencies as well as the public and private sectors.

Geoff joined RMM in 2018, as Coordinator for the Hudson Valley/Catskills Center. As a student activist at Rutgers University, he organized around various social justice issues. From 1989-1997, he worked with the Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), in a number of elected positions. From 1997-2009, Geoff worked in El Salvador with several organizations promoting...

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