Camilla Simon is the Director of Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors (HECHO), an organization that amplifies Hispanic hunter, angler, and outdoor enthusiast voices and promotes Hispanic cultural heritage, within American landscapes, through focused advocacy, communication, and helping shape leaders’ views of public land conservation.
As part of her commitment to increase the visibility and strength of Latino organizations aligned to protect public lands, she also co-founded the Latino Conservation Alliance.
Prior to joining HECHO, Camilla worked on the conservation portfolio at a major foundation, aimed at increasing the capacity of local, regional, and national nonprofits. She also started the foundation’s first composting program to dramatically reduce landfill waste, and has also worked on a number of programs to connect children with nature.
Camilla has a B.A. in creative writing and literature from Pacific University in Oregon and graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School.