With over 25 years as an eco-feminist web deva, Ixchel was the first Latine Vice-Mayor of Petaluma, CA, focused on public access to technology and ecological policy-making.

She enacted liberatory social and environmental policy for approximately 11 million people, including shifting stigma to sway their colleagues on the Board of Directors to fund the suicide net for the Golden Gate Bridge.

At a mighty 4’10”, they are their ancestor’s lineage holder, a light-skinned, Mestize Indigiqueer, vision-impaired, neuro-distinct and first-time female, and even ran for congress in 2011.

As a survivor of significant childhood trauma, Ixchel’s life work is infused with JEDI activism (Justice-centering, Emergence, Decolonizing, Interconnecting).

Her curiosities include plants, pollinators, and the stories encoded in handmade textiles. They created a wildlife sanctuary for native bees and perezosos (sloths) in the highland jungle of Nicaragua.

Summits Attended: 2021 Debug

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.