Michelle’s commitment to reproductive justice and feminism were shaped by her personal experiences growing up in the U.S. -Mexico borderlands during the later end of the “War on Drugs,” the launch of the “War on Terror,” and the financial and housing crisis that displaced her family after 2008. She’s engaged in various workplace, community organizing and political education campaigns and projects. She is grounded in the need for everyday people to build power and effect change for ourselves in solidarity with all other marginalized, oppressed and colonized people around the world.
As CLRJ’s community organizer Michelle is responsible for supporting Latina/xs in identifying issues affecting us and our families and developing the relationships, leadership and other skills needed to transform our communities from within.
When she is not organizing she is cooking, studying, moving her body, making things, and building with the people she cares about.