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Miguel Ceballos-Ruiz grew up in Denver's Montbello neighborhood — a neighborhood that is primarily Latino and has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. He worked in the West Texas oilfields for a few years. That experience turned him into an environmentalist.