Ramón Palencia-Calvo is Maryland LCV’s deputy executive director and director of Chispa Maryland, a Latino outreach and grassroots organizing program that he launched shortly after joining Maryland LCV in 2014.
Ramón has developed and implemented issue organizing campaigns that led to local and statewide victories and developed new Latino leaders who can take grassroots and legislative action on environmental justice issues. He works with community groups, faith-based and grassroots organizations, legislators, and trusted influential partners to identify unique environmental issues facing Maryland’s Latinos and increase their political participation in favor of a pro-conservation agenda.
Ramón obtained his master’s degree in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Maryland LCV Ed Fund, Ramon was a Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, where he worked on an international project identifying social, political and economic opportunities to deploy renewable energy projects in Central America.