Ana was born and raised in Los Angeles with strong Salvadoran roots. In March of 2016, she graduated from the University of Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies. The Community Studies major- an interdisciplinary program- requires a six-month field study at a nonprofit organization of the student’s choice to participate and analyze the work revolving social justice issues. After learning more about the Gray Panthers and the Civil Rights Movement, Ana became very interested in the intersectionality of different age cohorts working together to achieve social justice. With the presidential elections amidst and considering her immigrant background, she was interested in immigrant’s rights and joined CHIRLA as an intern in July 2015. Her involvement with the movement grew during this time at CHIRLA, and became more interested in the politics surrounding the upcoming presidential elections. Currently, she is CHIRLA’s Development Associate and is thrilled to be learning and participating in fundraising and researching CHIRLA’s future development.