Esperanza Chairez

Class of 2017

Born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Esperanza Chairez grew up near the U.S./Mexico border and the Organ Mountains, which explains her passion for immigrant rights and the environment. She is currently an Environmental Studies major at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She aims to write an undergraduate thesis about the ever-increasing correlation between immigration and climate change. During her time at the Chamizal National Memorial, she hopes to gain a greater understanding of the history of the border, and engage with the El Paso community. In her spare time you can find her playing guitar, reading, or bicycling.