Nancy Sanchez is the Associate Director for California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ). She oversees CLRJ’s organizational health and sustainability, and works in the areas of non-profit management, finance, grants management, and fundraising. Nancy was CLRJ’s first staff, and previously served in other positions providing programmatic support for CLRJ’s policy and advocacy priorities, and special insight to CLRJ’s programmatic work in the areas of youth and sexuality education. Nancy is a firm believer in social justice, and has dedicated her entire career to reproductive justice, educational justice, and racial and gender equity. Prior to joining CLRJ, Nancy worked for UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, & Access (IDEA). Nancy’s community work includes interning for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, where she taught comprehensive sex education for middle school students across Los Angeles County. She also served as Project Director for Latinas Guiding Latinas de UCLA, where she developed and lead a curriculum that promoted higher education, cultural awareness, reproductive health, and a positive self-image for mostly under-served or first generation young Latinas in East Los Angeles. Nancy graduated from UCLA in 2005, majoring in History and Women’s Studies with an emphasis in race, class, and gender. Nancy has followed in the footsteps of the strong womyn in her familia, and is known to be very vocal in the name of reason and fairness – earning her the nickname “Regulator” by her colleague Ena. Nancy enjoys following UCLA sports, dancing to House music, going to musicals, and singing with Mariachi; and secretly wishes ice cream was its own food group.