Q&A with Roger Herrera Tapia

Roger Herrera sitting on a rock near the ocean.

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Name: Roger Herrera Tapia

Title/Role at CSU: Programs Coordinator

How long have you lived in Baja California Sur?

I arrived to do my university studies 23 years ago. Since then, I have lived in different parts of the state, but almost since my arrival, I knew that my last place to live would be Todos Santos.

What does your work involve at the Center?

I provide the necessary support for the programs that come to the Center, from the planning of itineraries and budgets, to the development of activities, and logistic support to ensure that everything goes in the best possible way. I also act as a link from the programs to different people and initiatives in the community to promote cultural exchange and mutual learning.

What is your favorite thing about this Todos Santos community?

That most of those who live here share a strong attachment to this place that is a miracle in the desert. The blessing of the water and its landscapes. Its people and the many activities you can do in contact with nature.

What is your background?

Professionally, I have a degree in foreign trade. I have also taken some training in human development with a focus on neurolinguistic programming and accelerated learning. I have been working in outdoor activities for more than 15 years related to leadership skills development, environmental ethics, and conservation.

Why are you excited about this opportunity?

I am very excited to be able to support cultural exchange activities that empower young people.

About the Colorado State University Todos Santos Center 

Located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, CSU Todos Santos Center serves as the University’s international hub, providing research and educational opportunities in alignment with existing University curricula.

Advancing CSU’s mission of teaching, research, service, and outreach, the Center collaborates with Mexican universities and organizations, and provides workshops and programs for visitors and local residents.

CSU’s vision in Todos Santos is to cultivate generations of global citizens and to partner in the creation of thriving communities through experiential learning and the exchange of knowledge.

For additional information, visit todossantos.colostate.edu.