Bertha Rodriguez
Jun 01, 2021
San Diego Green New Deal
Bertha Rodriguez

Bertha Rodriguez graduated from San Diego State University with a Masters in Women’s Studies and an Advanced Certificate in LGBTQ+ Studies. At Climate Action Campaign she helps organize the San Diego Green New Deal Alliance. Prior to her work at Climate Action Campaign, Bertha served as a Youth Coordinator at Casa Familiar, where she provided programs and services for youth in San Ysidro including financial series, college applications, writing workshops, and theatre and art workshops. 

Growing up in Pomona, Bertha has experienced how people in her community faced a diverse set of challenges due to underinvestment and systematic racism. She has set her path in creating different ways in promoting social justice with her position as a Lecturer at San Diego State University and programmings at Casa Familiar. She has taught courses in Women’s Studies department focusing on topics such as intersectionality, transnational feminism, environmental racism, borderlands, and queer theory. At Casa Familiar, Bertha created a small garden club at the Youth Center in order to promote organic gardening and taught youth about environmental justice. Her passion is to help empower youth to create change within their lives, communities, and future generations.

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