Raised in Oaxaca, Mexico and the Bay Area, Arturo Fuentes-Ortiz, has been honing his skills in design for the past several years. Currently graduating from UC Berkeley as a first-generation college student with a masters in Landscape Architecture from the College of Environmental Design, Arturo has used design as a form of resiliency and protest. During this time, Arturo has also been recognized for several awards; the Susan Goltsman Award, the ASLA Honor Award and the ASLA Merit Award. Other skills he brings to CMG include working professionally as a research specialist for 1.5 years for the Landscape Architecture department at UC Davis doing research and community outreach, working for TANA (Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer) as an Art intern, and as a Design Intern with CMG and Andrea Cochran. Arturo’s evolution into Landscape Architecture allowed him to introduce his experience and has been a strong advocate in increasing representation of people of Color in the Landscape Architecture profession. His academic work illustrates a balanced design for nature, art, and people. Working is such diverse range of places, he has been exposed to a spectrum of work from private residential to public space.