Meet Ana Garcia Doyle

Ana is the director of One Earth Film Festival: Moving Planet, Moving People
Ana likes to be future-facing. She believes there is no time like the present to focus on the future of our planet and of generations to come. As a founding member and director of Chicagoland’s One Earth Film Festival, she is thrilled to be working with an amazing team as it enters its 5th year. Ana has also spent more than 20 years in digital publishing and marketing, is active in running a zero waste schools initiative in Oak Park’s District97, is a green homeowner together with her husband Jim, and is proud mama to 3 sharp, sweet little greenies.


What do you know for sure?
I know for sure that there is something bigger than all of us working behind the scenes, sometimes rearranging the furniture for a good laugh when we trip, but there to strangely and miraculously catch us sometimes when we do fall.

What don’t people know about you?
I have 26 first cousins. Also, I grew up in a condo in downtown Chicago taking public transportation and never needed to drive anywhere. Consequently, I got my drivers license at age 24 during a trial by fire. My boss was sending me on a business trip to Arkansas, where I would need to spend a week driving around to rural schools with a saggy trunk full of literature textbooks to peddle. Needless to say, I got my license the following week and learned to drive in the hills of Arkansas the week after that!

What makes you laugh?
My 3 kids. They are hilarious sometimes when they don’t even know it. Example: “Claudia, would you like to take the stairs, or the escalator?” “Hmmm. Let’s take the alligator.”

If you could fire anyone in the world, who would you fire?
If I could have the pleasure of saying, “you’re fired!” I think at this point, it would have to be to Donald Trump!

What do you geek out about?
I love a good font. And, I love love love good food - thinking about it, cooking it, eating it, sharing it with others. Food equals fellowship in my world.

Want more? Reach her at and @gardoyle.