Quién soy yo?
My journey of decolonization and awakening has led me to where I am today: an individual identifying as a Chicana who wants to create and maintain Muxerista spaces. Always unpacking and evolving, I have a deep passion for working towards ending heterosexual patriarchal practices.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Gallaudet University before working in the federal sector for seven years, primarily in human resources and Freedom of Information Act requests. I then decided to devote myself to community-based advocacy, and relocated to Seattle to work as an operations manager for a nonprofit organization.
Today, I am a graduate student in Chicanx Studies at California State University, Northridge, with the passion of sharing my knowledge, experiences, and goals within the communities I am part of. I work as a community outreach manager for deaffriendly, collaborating with businesses to improve their customer service for the Deaf community. I recently completed several terms as a board member for Council de Manos and Deaf Women United, where I worked on numerous ongoing projects to dismantle white supremacy practices. I also am the co-founder of Alma de Muxeristas, an organization for Muxeristas who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, late-deafened, or hard of hearing.
I am not all work and no play, though. I like to spice things up by exploring new places, enjoying craft beer, and reading books. Not one for small talk, I strive for meaningful conversations fueled by tacos and elotes. I am a proud resident of Los Angeles, a place to reclaim my identity.