Olivia Romo, poet

    Olivia Romo is a farmer, poet and water rights activist from Taos, NM. She earned her dual Bachelor’s degrees in English and Chicana/o Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2015.
    Recognized as a spoken word artist, Romo was the New Mexico State Slam Poetry Champion in 2011. Her language as a bilingual poet is immersed in the regional Manito dialect and culture of Northern New Mexico. Romo intentionally focuses her activism and poetry to educate and mobilize New Mexicans around the risks and uncertainties of our natural resources.
    Currently, she is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at the New Mexico Acequia Association, a grassroots, statewide organization that defends water rights and cultivates an inter-generational movement to protect water resources and educate people about the various aspects of acequia systems.