Irma R. Muñoz, President & Founder
Irma R. Muñoz is the Founder/President of Mujeres de la Tierra – an avant-garde environmental non-profit focused on healing la Madre Tierra and re-defining the traditional “green” dialogue in Los Angeles, California.
She has served as Environmental Affairs Commissioner with the City of Los Angeles and currently serves as board member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board – currently serving as chair of both.
In 2013, Ms. Muñoz received the Hispanic Heritage Award from the Aquarium of the Pacific for her dedication to the Hispanic communities and the healing of La Madre Tierra as well as named on Poder Magazine’s Top 100 Green Latinos List.
In 2010, 2011 and 2012 Irma was named a “Community Champion” by the Annenberg Foundation www.annenbergfoundation.com for excellence in leadership in Los Angeles County and honored by Senator Curren Price as a “SheHero” for her role in improving the health of families in Senatorial District 26. In 2011, The California State Parks Foundation named her “Park Hero” in their 2011 Annual Report.
Paola Machan, Administrative Manager
Paola was born in Guatemala, she has more than 10 years’ experience in the areas of data analysis, business administration and project management. She graduated from UFM in Guatemala with a master’s degree in Business Administration.
She brings expertise in finance and project management and has an interest in urban planning.
Paola Reyes, Community Communications Manager
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco México. Paola has a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Public Management from ITESO (Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente). She has collaborated in many different community projects in Mexico, Chile and now in L.A
Paola has a strong interest in cities, specifically in building more open spaces and pedestrian walkways where humans can interact face-to-face. She believes that everyone is capable of solving problems at a community level.
She is interested in continuing her education in water conservation to keep inspiring more people to take care of our most important resource: CLEAN WATER.
Monica Idiaques, Volunteer Coordinator
Monica is Mujeres de la Tierra’s Volunteer Coordinator. She joined Mujeres as an AmeriCorps VISTA. Monica is a recent graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in Spanish Language & Literature and another in Global & International Studies.