Mari Galup, Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

TITLE: Unidas Program Coordinator

FOCUS AREAS: Social, economic, and political empowerment for women and girls

CONTACT: (520) 622-8886, mgalup@womengiving.org, mgalup@email.arizona.edu

PROFILE: Mari Galup is the Unidas program coordinator for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona. Unidas is a program to give high school girls hands-on experience in community service, leadership, grantmaking, and social change. 

Her foundation bio shares: 

Mari Galup is a PhD candidate in the department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. A queer Latina, her academic and activist interests include social movements, both here in the border region as well as further south, that address racial justice, gender equity, food sovereignty, LGTBQ rights, and migrant and climate justice.

Her University of Arizona bio shares the following information: 

Mari is a third-year graduate student in Gender and Women’s Studies with a minor in critical human and cultural geography. She completed her Masters Thesis “Intersecting Lives: Labor and Spirit in the Oral History of Dora Cuidad” in 2009 and plans to return to Peru for her PhD research on women’s organizing around food sovereignty issues. She holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies from Florida State University.  

Interests: (im)migration, social movements, food sovereignty and food justice, Latin America, oral histories, organizing, and gardening.

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