Iris Rodriguez is a Multi-disciplinary Artist, Digital Strategist & Creative Director. Iris is of Indigenous and Cuban ancestry and grew up on her ancestral lands of Yanawana (so-called San Antonio, Texas.) Drawing strength from the rich tapestry of ecosystems, lineages, and relationships that she is a part of, Iris’ digital and creative journey unfolds at the intersection of environment, culture, art, music, and storytelling.


As a Digital Strategist and Creative Director, she has worked with communities locally and internationally who:

  • defend the water 
  • defend sacred sites and provide cultural programs, community-care services, and land relationships
  • reclaim traditional birthing practices
  • provide direct assistance to migrants on the journey and inside detention centers
  • provide human-centered ethical data library and mapping of humanitarian aid and danger zones along the US Mexico border
  • promote the Rights of Nature as a political framework

As an Artist and Producer, her current projects include:

  • modern Indigenous music production and musical arts
  • frontline POC community reporting and news
  • decolonization
  • rematriation
  • international fair trade online
  • documentary films
  • popular education and immersive youth projects 


Graduate of the (former) Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Alumni of the Racial Justice Communications network by the Praxis Project (National Labor College, Washington, D.C.) 

Alumni of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (George Washington University, Washington, D.C.)