Central Valley Regional Organizer

Born in Chapultepec Guerrero, Marinarde (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a queer latina mother to Jordan Elias. Inspired by her mentors and other youth around her, Mari first became active in her community through serving as a Peer Health Ambassador advocating and educating others on comprehensive sex education and STD/Teen Pregnancy prevention.Marinarde grew a passion for youth organizing working with Womxn Empowered, there she learned to heal herself and how to better support her community. Being an immigrant, she then worked with ACLU of Northern California to help build the Valley Watch Network, providing support and resources to the undocumented community in Fresno County.