Ana Laura was raised in Tijuana and San Diego & grew up in a working-class and immigrant household. As a fat queer, she is committed and guided by the values of solidarity and deeply believing that another world where all folks are free is possible. She has more than 10 years of organizing and advocacy experience on economic justice, reproductive justice and LGBTQIA+ issues. As a student, Ana Laura organized with SEIU-Good Jobs L.A. through the UCLA Labor Center, AFSCME 3299, and UAW 2865, working with various unions fighting for economic justice. She also worked at UCSD as a teaching assistant, grounding her teaching philosophy on critical thinking, empowering students to read the world differently, and inciting commitment to social justice outside of the classroom.