As Organizing Director, I foster a strong organizing culture by building the skills and leadership of our organizing team to develop the leadership and collective power of our membership.
Our movement needs to bring in new people and develop new leaders in order to have the power to achieve our vision. CTUL organizes workers who have been historically excluded from institutional power, so every time a new member signs up I feel proud of the work we are doing to grow the movement and build the power of directly impacted communities. Having organized for over 10 years in community and worker organizations, I am determined to share my experience and develop the organizing capacity of our staff and members – and continue learning along the way.
I envision a world where every person believes in their voice, their power to act, and has hope for the future because they know their voice is valued in decision-making. A world liberated from structural and internalized oppressions and we take care of each other and the earth. I love to explore Minneapolis Parks with my daughters, knit scarves and hats in the winter, watch baseball games in the summer, and eat a home grilled carne asada with my husband. I’m born and raised in Minneapolis, in the neighborhood where CTUL’s office is located, the same neighborhood where I currently live with my family.