Eco Centro Staff
Community Engagement and Development Coordinator
Judith Verbits-Temple, B.A., M.Ed, serves as Community Engagement and Development Coordinator for the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro. Her role at Eco Centro focuses on organizing youth education programs; grant writing and fundraising; and building community partnerships.
Urban Agriculture and Research Coordinator
Cecile Parrish serves as the Urban Agriculture and Research Coordinator for Eco Centro and Horticultural Education Specialist for the Garcia Street Urban Farm. In this position, she oversees several agricultural and sustainability initiatives. Cecile believes that in building strong food and agriculture networks and strengthening the community ties to these connections, we can build a more socially just and food secure future for everyone. Read More
Urban Agriculture Community Coordinator
Jovanna Lopez is an Urban Agriculture Community Coordinator at Eco Centro and a farmer at the Garcia Street Farm, a community farm on San Antonio’s Eastside. She has over 10 years of experience working in urban farming/gardening and community health. Read More
Eco Centro Fellows
Meredith Miller was the Director of William R. Sinkin Eco Centro from 2017 to 2022. She leads efforts to foster sustainability at the community level and across the world. Her primary interests are in improving built environments and preserving natural resources and ecosystems for the betterment of all species, including humans.
Urban Farm Specialty and Native Crop Specialist
Ariana Fuentes is the Urban Farm Specialty and Native Crop Specialist at Eco Centro and a farmer at the Garcia Street Urban Farm. As well as helping with the management and maintenance of the farm and Eco Centro’s gardens, Ariana specializes in design, native plants and youth programs and helps with the management and maintenance of the many Eco Centro and Garcia Street Urban Farm spaces. Read More
Dyhanara Rios was the Community Relations Coordinator and Center Manager for William R. Sinkin Eco Centro from 2018 to 2022. In this role, she supported the center through community engagement, social media, public relations, graphic design, event planning, center operations, and program development.