Leila Salazar-Lopez is the Executive Director of Amazon Watch, working to defend the Amazon
and advance indigenous rights. She has 15+ years of experience working to defend the world’s
rainforests includes grassroots organizing and managing international advocacy campaigns as
Campaign Director of Rainforest Action Network's Agribusiness campaign, Organizer for initial Amazon Watch Clean Up Ecuador campaign, and Organizer at Global Exchange. She is a
graduate of both the University of California at Santa Barbara and Green Corps. Leila lives in San Francisco, CA where she is active in her community. She’s a proud Chicana-Latina and mother of two.