Education Justice and Wellness Parent Organizer
Gender Pronouns: She / Ella
Sandra was born and raised in South Los Angeles to hard-working undocumented, indigenous parents. Her parents made the sacrifice to leave their small town deep in the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico for more opportunities for their children here in the US, the land of opportunity as they saw it. Although she was raised in a humble home, her family life was rich in laughter, unity, cultural pride, and above all love. Helping others was a lesson that she learned from her family in her upbringing.
After graduating from Santee Education Complex in 2017, Sandra took a break from school in order to work and help support her family. Nevertheless, the need in her community for educational justice, housing access, immigration reform among other social issues called on her to get involved. In 2019, she was connected to Eastside Leads where she served as a community organizer to help LA County residents stay housed during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was also part of Community Coalition's Organizing Fellowship class of 2021.
As of September 2021, Sandra joined the Familias Unidas component of InnerCity Struggle to grow, build and mobilize the Eastside in the fight for equity and justice in our schools and communities.