Kathryn “Kat” Rodriguez, Staff Assistant
Kat is a Tejana/Chicana with nearly 15 years working in social justice movement. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University- Sacramento and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Arizona. She has worked with farmworker struggles in Immokalee, Florida and Woodburn, Oregon. Most of her social justice work has centered on issues faced by the (im)migrant communities, specifically related to the deaths of migrants on the U.S.-México border. She has been a friend and ally of the Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras and its work of promoting Indigenous border issues since 2000, and joined the staff in 2013.
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Ryan Pinto, Community Outreach Coordinator.
Born and raised in the Northern part of Arizona, Ryan is a descendant of the Hopi/Omaha/Diñe/Northern Ute tribes. Since the year of 2014, Ryan has engaged with the Chuk'shon Indigenous community as a social artist advocate empowering identity and culture awareness through performance art and dance. In 2015 Ryan has been an ally for Alianza by coordinating events such as Indigenous Peoples Day and World Indigenous Peoples Day.
Today he is working as a Community Outreach Coordinator for Alianza through events, media, and social outreach.
Monica Carrasco, Support Staff
Monica is a Chicana/Yaqui with over 10 years’ experience in community activism, organizing and promoting women’s rights. Mónica is a long time human rights and justice activist. She majored in Anthropology and Women’s Studies at California State University Fullerton. She also studied Latin American Literature and Meso-American Archaeology at the Autonomous University in Guadalajara Mexico. Monica works to build consciousness about sacred site preservation and infringement of Indigenous peoples rights along the southern US border with Mexico.
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