Alma Solis - J.E.D.I. Representative
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Representative
Alma (ella/she/her/hers) is not from one place, but grew up moving between central California, Mexico and southern Arizona. She found her way to the Triangle area for a position in an immunology lab after completing her Masters in Biology in 2017. She first began to climb while at her community college in 2011, with a group of students, led by her statistics professor. A few years later she moved to northern Arizona and started to climb more at a gym, but grad school life took over and had to put it on hold. Soon after finishing her MS, she climbed at Joshua Tree and was once again inspired to climb.
While in NC, she’s made many climbing friends and commonly climbs at Moore’s, but has recently ventured to many crags from the Gunks to The Red. Alma is a Brown Girls Climb regional leader and Duke Ph.D. student. Alma centers the community in her Ph.D. research, addressing health disparities, and also while climbing. She is passionate about promoting safe, inclusive, and diverse environments for LGBTQIA+, BIPoC, people living with disabilities, and historically underrepresented communities. She is excited to be working with the CCC to advocate for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.).
Ancestral Land Acknowledgement of Climbing Crags for Alma:
ᎠᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East)