I’m involved in educating, organizing, and communicating in a lot of different areas. What they all share is an overall focus on my love for my community, my passion for feminist causes, and my desire to examine societal structures of inequality and injustice. All in a day’s work, right?
I just moved to West Palm Beach from San Antonio. I spend my days working as the communications manager for the National Network of Abortion Funds, an organization I have deep love and respect for since my days as the President of the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity. Most abortion funds are all volunteer working boards that runs a fund to break down barriers to reproductive health access for people who can’t afford it. NNAF supports those grassroots groups to give out grants to make abortion healthcare an option, and we work to educate people that there is no “choice” for someone who doesn’t have abortion access. If you have any questions about what we do, please ask! I love to talk about the important work that NNAF is doing, and will do so at every opportunity I get.
I’ve also spent my time as a high school social studies teacher. My classes featured a focus on community engagement, examining representations in art and the media, and cultural literacy. I got into teaching because I believe every child should have the opportunity to learn about the systems that empower and enfranchise them if they are going to be a force in the world, something that is very interconnected to my abortion rights and reproductive justice work. Teaching social studies was my small part of contributing to that. I also was picked as an SA2020 Ambassador and Resolution Leader for my commitment to civic engagement in in San Antonio.
You can find me exploring new neighborhoods, enjoying red wine or coffee on patios, and trying food off everyone’s plate at the table. I soak up the tropical sun with my dog Angus, and my partner Josh.