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Bia’ni Madsa’ Juárez López (Ayuuk ja’ay and Binnizá), Program Manager for the Keepers of the Earth Fund. She grew up in two towns and cultures, Juchitán (Binnizá) and San José El Paraíso (Ayuuk) in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. A biologist with a master's degree in Tropical Ecology, she had conducted interdisciplinary research about traditional knowledge and coffee production in her own territory. Since childhood, Bia’ni has been a part of the Indigenous resistance movement in Mexico and local social organizations. “I am a biologist who loves to work with people. My family produces organic coffee and we are working to keep our shade coffee plantation thriving and the forest in which it is in.” She started at Cultural Survival in 2018 and has worked with several programs and projects, including Indigenous Rights Radio, Community Media, and the Bazaars. Contact Bia’ni at biani.madsa@cs.org.