Senior Community Organizer / Organizadora Senior de la Comunidad
As an immigrant from Durango, Mexico, Yesenia uses her unique perspective to make positive change in her community and state. She discovered her passion for organizing while advocating for ASSET in-state tuition equity and was instrumental both in the repeal of SB90, Colorado’s “Show Me Your Papers” law and in the management of the 2014 statewide I Drive campaign to secure driver’s licenses for all immigrants. Yesenia has participated in the development of organizing strategies, facilitated member sessions, and hosted trainings in both Spanish and English for various organizations. Yesenia is a skilled Spanish language interpreter and her commitment to her local community is evidenced in her service on the Board of Directors for Pueblo Community Health Centers. Organizing has provided the opportunity to deepen her analysis and better understand systems-level work. Yesenia is the mom of three boys, and she enjoys cooking and long walks with her partner, Jose.
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