Michell Aranda Coss
United Students Site Organizer
Gender Pronouns: They / Elle | She / Ella
Michelle Aranda Coss was born in the State of Mexico and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. They received their Bachelor’s degree in 2019 from California State University, Northridge with a major in Chicanx Studies and a minor in Communication Studies. Michelle believes in the transformative power of art to help bring social change and healing to people’s lives.
Michelle’s work is guided by a principle from her ancestors in ixtli, in yollotl (face and heart) to have face and heart, is to give form to something, is to use one's potential to give substance and meaning to one’s life. As the United Students Site Organizer at James A. Garfield and Esteban E. Torres High School, Michelle hopes to empower youth by allowing them to step into their own potential and power.