Osvaldo Macias


Coming from the diverse San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles, Osvaldo Macias believes that change first happens through education and community. Inspired by Rachel Carson’s words, “the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race,” Osvaldo found his calling in addressing the urgent climate crises. His path led him to the Environmental Protection Agency and, subsequently, to Nuestra Casa, where he advocates for environmental justice and mobilizes community power for positive change.

Osvaldo’s previous work experience reflects his beliefs. As an intern at the EPA, he helped navigate complex federal environmental laws and liaised between the agency and Members of Congress. He helped showcase how federal dollars addressed historical inequities and supported disadvantaged communities. He served as an administrative assistant to the Community Action Board, primarily serving a Latino community in south Santa Cruz County and Pajaro. In this role, he ensured community members received valuable information about critical services.

In March 2024, Osvaldo completed his B.A. in Politics and Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz. You might find him on the soccer field or hiking trails in his free time. Connect with Osvaldo on LinkedIn.