Adriana Ortiz

Immigration

Adriana Ortiz was a student at the University of New Mexico who studied intercultural communication and studio art. She is a first-generation college student who migrated from Mexico at an early age. She was an active student with Working Classroom, a non-profit arts and theater program for at-risk youth, for four years. She was an intern, program manager for mural restorations, and apprentice for international and national artists. Adriana was also a member of New Mexico Dreamers In Action and has done advocacy work for her immigrant community. Her passion is creating art for social change, especially when that engaged the youth.

Aida Rodriguez

Immigration

Aida was a student majoring in sociology with a concentration in global and international studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She transferred to the University of Pennsylvania from Palm Beach State College, a community college in South Florida, in fall 2013. Aida first became involved in the immigrant rights movement in 2010 and since then is dedicated to advocating for the fair treatment of immigrant youth and families. She is very concerned about the injustices Central American unaccompanied child migrants face while crossing Mexico to reach the United States. Aida hopes to continue working on immigration issues and potentially advocating for public policy to protect unaccompanied child migrants.

Alejandro Carrillo

Immigration, Trans* and Queer Liberation, Voting Rights & Voter Engagement

Alejandro Romo Carrillo is a son of Mexican-immigrant parents, Oakdale native, attended Modesto student College, YP4 2014-2015 Alumni and has been a Community Organizer in Merced for Communities for a New California Education Fund. He has several years of experience in political organizing, community outreach, capacity building and leadership development. Alex got his start in social justice work through the Youth Action Commission of Stanislaus County, in 2007, where he began as a volunteer and within five years served as its Executive Director. Alex developed and implemented programs to engage young people (11-18 years old) in civic participation within Stanislaus County. He is a co-founder and was President of a student organization called “The Freedom Forum”, a non-partisan political club, at Modesto student College. During his time as President of The Freedom Forum, he helped organize and execute a scholarship fund for civically engaged students, raising over $3,000.00 in seed money for scholarships. Through Young People For, Alejandro developed a social justice blueprint focused on developing young leaders and unlocking their potential in the San Joaquin Valley. He was a member of the Courts Cohort where Fellows and Alumni develop strategic plans on how to impact the United States judicial system. He is passionate about social economic issues, LGBTQ/Civil/Human rights, campaign finance disclosure reform, issues that impact rural communities in California and youth leadership development. When he is not organizing and studying, he is traveling or visiting the nearest beach.

Alexandria Clark

Racial Justice

As a member of the Black Executive Exchange Program, Alexandria looked to hone her business marketing skills into advocacy. She has worked as a marketing intern for the U.S. Department of Energy where she had the opportunity to lead an outreach initiative to promote the department

Alicia Morejon

Voting Rights & Voter Engagement

Alicia is a proud first-generation Cuban-American raised in Union City, New Jersey, who recently earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University, where she double-majored in Sociology and the Studies of Ethnicity and Race. Alicia joined the YP4 network as a Fellow in 2014 and her Blueprint entailed creating the Director of Training and Staff Development role for The WomanHOOD (Helping Ourselves Overcome Discrimination) Project– a woman of color led program for high school girls in the Bronx dedicated to facilitating workshops on racial justice, gender empowerment, media literacy, and leadership development.
During the summer of 2015, Alicia had the honor of serving as a White House Intern in the Office of the First Lady, where she edited, prepared, and coordinated responses on behalf of the First Lady. Most recently, she worked as the Supervisor for the Double Discovery Center at Columbia University, a college preparatory program for low-income, first-generation high school students in New York City. Alicia’s Latina identity motivates her to continue fighting for a more just society free from all systemic oppression.

Alma Hernandez

Voting Rights & Voter Engagement

As a student at the University of Arizona in the College of Public Health, Alma Hernandez was the Campus Engagement Coordinator for CatPac Wildcats for Israel where she oversaw the recruitment of pro-Israel political activists. Her involvement with the Global Medical Brigades Professional chapter has led her to travel to Africa and help in clinics for the underserved communities in the western region of Ghana.

Aly Alani

Education Justice

Kassim was an anthropology major and economics minor at Davidson College. He is interested in social justice issues and has worked toward promoting racial equity at both Davidson and beyond. He is especially concerned with the role the education system plays in maintaining a racial and social caste system in America. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., he promotes brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for his communities. He looks forward to learning coalition building strategies with YP4 so that he can better bring different groups of people together to achieve a common goal of fighting racial injustice.

Alyssah Roth

Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice

Alyssah Roth was a student at the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in women’s and Gender Studies and minoring in creative writing. She has been extremely passionate about her job as a writing tutor, and her other passions include activism, biking, gardening, and spending time with her partner, family, friends, and bear of a dog, Baloo. Alyssah is dedicated to reproductive justice issues that affect Texans and was the Director of West Fund, an abortion access fund based out of El Paso in far West Texas.

Amber Tinsmon

Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice

Amber has spent her life fighting for reproductive justice and women’s rights and has gone from being carried down the halls of the Missouri Capitol Building by her mother to interning on political campaigns to founding the first GSA at her college. She hopes to use the resources YP4 offers to bring all of her ambitious ideas to fruition.

Ana Guevara

Immigration

Ana Guevara was the Core-Leader for the E.Q.U.A.L. Club at Palm Beach State College-Lake Worth Campus. With the club, she was dedicated to raising awareness about human rights issues in her community. She also believes in equality for all, but most importantly, in a color-blind society where all people can truly be included and not be judged based on their race, background, or sexual orientation. She was also involved in other college organizations, such as ASPIRA, which believed in leadership through education by mainly focusing in the educational attainment of the minorities.

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