Professional Experience

Organizing / Advocacy Experience

Cirkiel and Associates Law Firm, Advocate
ACLU of TX, Organizer, School to Prison Pipeline Project
Advocacy, Inc., Special Education/Disability Advocate
Travis County MHMR, Advocate
National Council of La Raza, Organizer and Capacity Building Strategist
Latina Mami, Advocate and Organizer (Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA)
Texans For Midwifery
KOOP Radio

Community Involvement / Leadership

Executive Director, Community Lawyers, Inc., Compton (2018-current)

Board President, Peoples College of Law (2018-current)

Commissioner, Advisory Board on Special Education (2016-current)

COPAA (Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates) Board member (2015-2017)
Pro Bono Special Ed Advocate, Disability Rights Legal Center of Los Angeles (2009-current)
Volunteer Coordinator, Foundation Communities (2008)
Host, “Mamis of Color” radio show, 91.7 FM (2000-2007)
Founder/Board Member, Latina Mami (2000-2007)
Board Member, Texans for Midwifery (2001-2002)
KOOP Radio Board Member (2006-2007)
Graduate of Partners in Policymaking (2005)
Member, Autism Regional Task Force (2006)
Election Committee Chair, KOOP Radio (2005-2006)
Austin ISD Special Education Citizen’s Advisory & Bilingual Committee (2005-2007)
Member, March of Dimes Program Services Committee (1999-2004)
Professional Training / Workshops Attended

Midwest Academy, Community Organizing training
La Tapizca, Community Organizing/Popular Education training
Texas Bar Association, Special Education and Juvenile Justice (2008, 2010)
National Organizer Training, Industrial Areas Foundation
Wrightslaw Bootcamp Advocacy Training (2007, 2008)
Partners in Policymaking (2005, yearlong advocacy training)
Texas Council on Family Violence Organizer Training
Incite! Women of Color Against Violence National Organizer Training
Latina Mami Leadership Training