Sofia Vargas is a psychologist with enthusiasm and expertise in education and private consulting. In recent years, she has turned her profession and interests in learning and developing skills towards conservation.
She has a passion for outdoor activities, enjoying landscape photography, trail running, hiking, mountaineering, and camping. She decided to pursue a postgraduate degree in Environmental Psychology and Sustainability at the University of Sonora because of her enthusiasm for nature and concern for its conservation. She also founded the Asociación Caminantes del Desierto in Hermosillo, Sonora. This is how she initiated projects related to environmental education, citizen science, and conservation. As a member of the Advisory Councils for Hermosillo (IMPLAN) and the state of Sonora (CEDES), she represented citizens to influence urban development and climate change plans and proposals. She is also part of the Asociación Mujeres y Conservación, an organization that aims to support the visibility and form networks of collaboration and support among women dedicated to conservation in Latin America.
Last summer, she graduated from the Sonoran Field Course organized by Borderlands Restoration Network. This experience represented a renewal of ideas and approaches to guide actions towards connecting communities, and social and ecological regeneration, with nature as a scenario and inspiration.
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