Pico Villa

M.A. Student

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svilla94@unm.edu

Bio

Pico Villa (They/Them) is a Non-Binary Chicanx originally from the lower valley community of El Paso, Texas. 

Politically identifying as a Queer Anarchist, I have found my passion in organizing within the Queer and/or Trans Community of Albuquerque and El Paso. I am also a Grad student employee at the UNM LGBTQ+ Resource Center where I have been leading a Queer and/or Trans student group for People of Color for the last 3+ years. 

My research interests include archiving the Queer/Trans Chicanx history of Albuquerque, NM and Queer Chicanx pop culture.

I dedicate this educational opportunity to all the Queer and Trans ancestors who have been denied access into the academy due to their status and the discriminatory lack of access to proper resources. They are the reason I am able to be present within this space today. May their legacy and words live strong through my work.