Samara Almonte is a multimedia storyteller, community organizer, environmental justice educator, and the producer and creative director of Raíces Verdes (Green Roots). Raíces Verdes is a multimedia platform working to archive and uplift stories by Indigenous Peoples across diasporic experiences. Samara roots her work in the belief of self-determination for Indigenous Peoples across the world and from her experience as part of the Michoacán diaspora and P’urhepecha descendent. Samara resides and works on the ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Samara received a B.A in Urban Planning and Sustainability Development, with a specialization in Environmental Justice and Education, from Western Washington University in 2019.