Born and raised in Miami, Yareliz grew up listening to her Nicaraguan family’s immigration stories and constantly draws inspiration from them. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in English and History, as well as a Minor in Latin American Studies. She was a coordinator of the Latin@ Diaspora in the Americas Program, a Student Government Senator, interned at the Broward Public Defender’s Office, was an ambassador at La Casita, a contributor for The Huffington Post Latino Voices, and is 1/6th of the online Latina Rebels collective. Currently, she is earning her Master’s degree at the University of Miami in Community and Social Change. Yareliz is passionate about centering voices that were deliberately silenced, a proud feminist, and lives by the Gloria Anzaldua quote “Wild tongues cannot be tamed, only cut out.