Growing up in the border West Texas community of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Miguel Escoto has witnessed the oil and gas industry’s oppression of vulnerable communities for many years. Since 2020, he has conducted fieldwork in the Permian Basin alongside Sharon Wilson. As Organizing Director he uses this oilfield perspective to support and foster climate movements and organizations in West Texas and elsewhere. Miguel is a founder of Amanecer People’s Project (formerly Sunrise Movement El Paso)–a membership-based, power-building climate organization in El Paso, Texas. He is also a founder of the only climate organization in the Permian Basin: Texas Permian Future Generations. He is 25 years old and is based in El Paso, Texas.