Joaquin Muņoz is a spiritual leader of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson, Arizona. In 1998 at the 20th Annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society meeting in Denver, Muņoz presented on the topic of Indian student retention programs through the use of innovative modes. His presentation also included his experiences in establishing the first bee apiary on reservation land in a joint effort between two Tucson-area school districts, the University of Arizona, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has made several presentations in the southern United States on a variety of topics, ranging from his experiences as a youth ambassador to Israel to youth violence and gang prevention. He is returning for his seventh year as a CWA participant.
Muņoz is currently attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he is working toward a degree in political science. He also is employed part-time by the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center and is currently helping to establish an apiary on the Yaqui Reservation, as well as an apiary in Sonora, Mexico, which is the Yaqui tribal homeland.