Patricia Bernal

Patricia Bernal

Patricia came from Colombia to live in the United States in 2000. She has a degree in Marketing and Administration and more than 25 years of experience with multinational companies in Colombia and Miami. Since she was a teenager, she joined the YWCA (Association of...
Sabrina Beydoun

Sabrina Beydoun

Sabrina Beydoun is a second-generation Arab-American womxn, born to Lebanese Muslim parents. Raised in South Florida, she was first radicalized by nature of her Arab-femme identity and it’s implication within a patriarchial and post-9/11 Islamophobic America. Her...
Sharlia Lebreton Gulley

Sharlia Lebreton Gulley

Sharlia was first politicized on her college campus, Cal State LA, as a scholar activist organizing against student fees, tuition freezes and required ethnic studies curriculum. She was further politicized post Trayvon Martin as a founding organizer of “J4TMLA”, later...
Giovanni Bravo Ruiz

Giovanni Bravo Ruiz

Giovanni is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico where he majored in Modern Languages & Literature. His passion for education and youth leadership development led him to migrate from Puerto Rico to Florida in 2015 seeking a better financial future and...
Adriana Rivera

Adriana Rivera

Adriana is a native of Puerto Rico and has a BA in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico. She has worked in the private and non-profit sectors, bringing forward her knowledge of marketing and communications strategies. Since her debut into political work,...
Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

Yareliz Mendez-Zamora

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...
Paula Muñoz

Paula Muñoz

Paula Muñoz was born in Bogota, Colombia, and when she was 7 years old. As an immigrant, her passion has been to fight for the rights of all immigrants who like her and her family, came for safety and in hopes of a better life in the U.S. She became involved in the...
Stephanie Wall

Stephanie Wall

Stephanie Wall was born in Sogamoso, Colombia, and came to the United States at the age of four with her immediate family. She attended the Miami Dade Honors College where she became an active member and leader in the immigrant rights community organizing against...
Tessa Petit

Tessa Petit

Born and raised in Haiti, Tessa has always had a passion for helping others. She moved to the United States in 2001 and worked in social services with the Haitian community and with families experiencing homelessness. While overseeing various shelters, Tessa observed...
Isabel Vinent Grimany

Isabel Vinent Grimany

Chabe (Isabel) is an immigrant from Honduras, daughter of immigrants from Cuba, and wife of an immigrant from El Salvador. At a very early age, 14, she discovered her vocation for social justice in rural Honduras. She earned a Ph.D. in Feminist Popular Education in...
Maria Rodriguez

Maria Rodriguez

Maria Alegria Rodriguez is the first Executive Director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, a bold and dynamic social movement organization that seeks the fair and equal treatment of all people, including immigrants. It builds and aggregates the connection,...