Chuy Valle is a Santa Barbara organizer, artist, and storyteller who is influenced by their identity as a queer indigenous person interested in equitable, regenerative, and sustainable systems. They graduated from UC Berkeley focusing on sociocultural anthropology and geological based archaeology regarding decolonial theory, law, food, and energy. A media supporting member of Queers for Climate Justice, a contingent to the climate justice movement through the Queer Eco Justice Project focused on the intersections of queer liberational & ecological justice. The Education & Outreach Manager at the Isla Vista Food Cooperative attempting to bridge the gap between the cooperative movement and food insecurity. Organizing locally as a Board Member of El Centro Santa Barbara, an activist-led grassroots community space located on the lower west side of Santa Barbara that centers community working towards the liberation, and empowerment of people of color. A believer in the importance of self-expression they are currently working to launch a new collective “Mocosx Colectivo,” meaning brat or troublemaker in Spanish, as an archive for queer folklore through different art mediums that focus on the experience of queer black, indigenous and people of color.