Green Festival Speakers
Aura Vasquez, a native of Columbia, is an Organizing Representative with the Sierra Club of Los Angeles. An advocate for environmental issues, Aura helped organize the "Forward on Climate" rally which drew thousands of supporters. Working alongside Mayor Villaraigosa, Vice-President Al Gore, Sierra Club Executive Director Mike Brune, and philanthropist/businessman Tom Stay, Aura is proud of their efforts that will make LA coal free in 2025, one of only five cities in the world to do so. Aura serves on the Executive Board of the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council and the United Nations Women LA- Chapter Board. Aura was previously a Political Advisor in New York City Congressman Eliot Engel’s office. At the United Way, Aura lobbied for education programs and managed the Dropout Prevention Program. Aura received a degree in Political Science and Multi-cultural Journalism from City University New York- Lehman.