As the movement grants administrator my role is to sustain and support the growth of our coalition and partnership work through grant writing, fundraising, and organizing cultural change within foundations and philanthropy, along with managing reporting and administrative responsibilities between our partners. What motivates me to do this work is getting to write about and share the phenomenal and powerful movement work happening on the ground (and the future vision we’re shaping within our communities on micro and macro levels) in spaces that hold and own wealth and power.
My vision for the future is one where power, privilege, oppression, and marginalization are mainstream and undeniable concepts everyone is able to unpack, analyze, and hold. Where everyone has access to learn healthy coping and survival mechanisms, have their needs met, heal from trauma, live their best, most joyful and supported lives, and be the best version of themselves. Outside of my work at CTUL I’m usually embracing my multi interests. I organize with Filipinx for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice in Minnesota (FIRM) and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC). I often focus on my own healing, reclamation, and spiritual work. I love to travel, explore, spend time in nature, laugh at my dogs, and spend time hanging out with close friends and family.