For over a decade, Alejandra has been dedicated to achieving racial and social justice through community organizing, movement-building, and policy advocacy. Previously, she was a Labor Union Organizer in the Central Valley, Program Director of a non-profit organization, and Program Associate at a philanthropic foundation.
Alejandra is an attorney and Legal Fellow with the National Center for Youth Law’s (NCYL) Youth Justice team. Her work aims to reduce the incarceration and system-involvement of children and youth of color by changing systemic responses to community-based, healing-centered approaches. Her dedication as a child and youth advocate is largely rooted in her experiences growing up in Coachella – a small community in California’s Inland Empire.
Alejandra is passionate about integrating culturally-rooted healing practices into her work to help bring generational healing. She prioritizes the leadership development of people who have directly lived systemic inequities and believes in centering this work on their expertise.