Iris Rodriguez is a multi-disciplinary Artist, Digital Strategiest & Creative Director from Yanaguana so-called San Antonio, Texas.

Her work sits at the intersection of culture, community, environment, arts, and the digital world. She specifically focuses on decolonization, rematriation, environmental justice, and digital resistance.

She is the founder of Xica Media networks and has been actively involved in international collaborations for the public that harness creativity and digital power towards liberation and positive social change since 2002.


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 about so-called Mexican American history and identity (public 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.)