De Anna is the daughter of a Mexican American mother and an African American father. Her mother’s parents migrated from Leon, Guanajuato to Compton during the 1970’s in search of greater economic opportunities. During the Great Migration, her father’s parents arrived in Compton in the 1950s fleeing the Jim Crow south. Today, it is De Anna’s lifelong commitment to serve the very community that her family sacrificed so much to get to. De Anna is a mother, an organizer, a UCLA grad, and a student for life.