Digital Organizer Jessica (Jess) Bristow was born in Prescott, and has lived in Arizona her entire life. She is second generation Mexican-American – her grandparents migrated to the United States in the late 1950s from Basúchil, Chihuahua, México.
Jess graduated from ASU in Fall 2019, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Sustainability. Through her personal and academic experiences, Jess has been able to articulate the intersectionality of social-ecological systems.
Her passion for environmental justice work comes from many parts of who she is. From growing up in lower-income communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental racism and the climate crisis, to her Indigenous ancestors whose knowledge and experiences flow through her like water. Jess would like to be remembered as an ancestor who was a water protector.