Fernanda Morillon is the Executive Director of BorderLinks. She previously served as the Interim Director of the organization from September 2010 through June 2011. Prior to that she served on the BorderLinks staff as Tucson Director, Administrative Assistant, and as a member of the board. She brings wonderful insights and experiences from her time growing up in Nogales, Sonora and her commitment to popular education.
As a woman who was born and raised on the border of Sonora and Arizona, Fernanda has been witness to the drastic changes in our border region over the last 15 years. She has experienced the failings of unjust systems and policies that have been implemented with the promise of creating a better economy. She has seen more people displaced from their homes as they continue migrating north in search of a dignified life for themselves and for their family. Through BorderLinks' educational programs, Fernanda has been challenged to think about the root causes of problems that many on the border face everyday. She has also challenged countless participants to reflect on their role in global political economics through her leadership and participation in delegations, especially with the Copper Canyon trip.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Arizona State University, Lake Forest, SOA Watch, Whitman College, Unitarian Universalist Association, Duke University (Duke Engage), Portland Jesuit High School, University of Denver, Social Action Summer Institute, St. Andrews UMC, Mennonite Church USA, Murray Hills Christian Church, Los Feliz UMC
To see the complete list of our delegations, click here.