This month’s new Board Member Spotlight is on Darwin Eustaquio, Member at Large. Welcome Darwin to the Board!
“Before making the Portland area my home in 2014, I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 28 years and spent the first five years of my life in Nicaragua, where my family is from.
I currently work for Metro’s Resource Conservation and Recycling division as the lead Education Specialist for grades K-5. I oversee development and implementation of the free educational programming that we deliver to elementary schools in the Portland metropolitan area.
Prior to Metro, I worked for the County of San Mateo’s library system in California for 10 years, where I developed and oversaw academic and youth development programs for students in grades K-12. I also served the town of East Palo Alto, a largely disenfranchised community in the heart of Silicon Valley, through my leadership on a community collaborative for youth, various advisory committees and on the board of two non-profits.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and graduate-level coursework in Developmental Psychology.
I’m excited to be serving on the board of Oregon Green Schools due to its commitment to resource conservation and sustainability education at schools, which I believe are ideal avenues for reaching our youth and their families. I’m looking forward to advancing OGS’ goals and strategies, in addition to expanding its financial resources.
On my spare time I enjoy playing baseball and tennis, as well as hiking and kayaking. Most recently, I’ve taken an increased interest in repurposing items and homesteading.”