Jessica Eva Montoya, born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, has worked in prevention of gender based violence and Survivor Justice through rights based education and advocacy since 2000. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the College of Santa Fe where she graduated with honors and a recipient of the Who’s Who Award. Jessica is a Global Coordinator with One Billion Rising and has been actively involved with One Billion Rising since 2012. Through her involvement with One Billion Rising Jessica has come to understand the intersections of gender based violence and violence against Mother Earth. She is excited about working with New Energy Economy to transform the energy system with renewable energy resources that honors and sustains Mother Earth’s natural balance. Jessica believes that local community members can become unstoppable leaders. She enjoys sharing ideas and connecting conversations. She is a living testament, that survivors can be at the heart of activism.