Monica Esparza

Monica Esparza is an educator, founder of AfroCity, and trustee of the Renewal of Life Land Trust. Her background includes being one of the community trailblazers who helped preserve the historic Hickory Hill School and led the annual Trail Walk to commemorate Hickory Hill’s environmental heritage in conjunction with National Trail Day for many years. Retired from Richmond Public Schools as a Career and Technical Education Instructor, Esparza also has more than 18 years of service with the State of Virginia, beginning at the Supreme Court of Virginia and transitioning to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, where she worked as a regional assistant, assisting park managers with operations, before joining the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Esparza continues a long commitment to green advocacy and environmental justice through environmental education and workforce projects. Esparza has experience with business and legal frameworks centered on environmental regulation, protection and justice, and is a graduate of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute.

Monica Esparza is an educator, founder of AfroCity, and trustee of the Renewal of Life Land Trust. Her background includes being one of the community trailblazers who helped preserve the historic Hickory Hill School and led the annual Trail Walk to commemorate Hickory Hill’s environmental heritage in conjunction with National Trail Day for many years.

Retired from Richmond Public Schools as a Career and Technical Education Instructor, Esparza also has more than 18 years of service with the State of Virginia, beginning at the Supreme Court of Virginia and transitioning to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, where she worked as a regional assistant, assisting park managers with operations, before joining the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Esparza continues a long commitment to green advocacy and environmental justice through environmental education and workforce projects.

Esparza has experience with business and legal frameworks centered on environmental regulation, protection and justice, and is a graduate of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute.