Jessica Vega Ortega belongs to the Mixteco-Bajo (Tun da vií) people. She is a promoter, advocate, and peer educator for indigenous peoples’ individual and collective rights, specifically Indigenous children, adolescents, and youth. Jessica is the Yani Tundavii Dikuintii (Mixteco Brothers Together) collective coordinator, part of the CIARENA A.C. organization, member of the Coordinating Committee of the Indigenous Youth Network for Latin America and the Caribbean, and co-chair of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus.
“Maybe we can’t change the world, but we can change the little piece that touches us. We are the earth’s guests, so let it be a little more beautiful, a little more perfumed, a little more friendly, a little more mother earth.”