Kiki Mutis · Operations & Volunteer Coordinator

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Kiki Mutis was born in Colombia and has lived in Miami since 1981. She received a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Florida International University. Kiki worked as a Peace Corps Natural Resource Volunteer in Bolivia between 1999 and 2001 under the auspices of Peace Corps' Master International Program.  Her work focused on soil and natural resource conservation, gender equality, and youth development. 

Continuing with Peace Corps goals, Kiki has been an active board member of TCP Global (born from The Colombia Project), a pro bono micro-loan organization, since 2004.  She has traveled to Colombia to meet program administrators and visit micro-loan recipients to better understand their front-line concerns.  

After Peace Corps, Kiki Worked with Citizens for a Better South Florida, the first South Florida environmental education organization that focused its energy in underserved communities.  She helped to organize urban forestry projects and hands-on afterschool science programs.

Kiki Worked at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden as the Community Outreach Coordinator between 2010 and 2019.   She developed and taught professional development workshops for PreK through 12th-grade teachers, led inquiry-based field trips for homeschool families and students with special needs, trained volunteers and integrated educational activities for Fairchild festivals and community events.  

Kiki currently works as the Operations and Volunteer Coordinator at Pelican Harbor Seabird Station where she oversees 60+ volunteers, assists with environmental education programs and daily operations of the Seabird Station.

Kiki has sat on the board of the Environmental Education Providers (EEP), an umbrella group for organizations providing a vast assortment of environmental education to the greater Miami Dade community.  She chaired the board for 6 years.  She was also a member of Miami-Dade County’s Cultural Affairs Review Board for 3 years.

She leads professional development excursions for Miami Dade College faculty and staff through Miami-Dade College’s Earth Ethics Institute into the Everglades National Park, Oleta River State Park, and Cape Florida State Parks.