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Meet the 2016 Fellow: Igdalia Rojas

Igdalia Rojas, Organizing Director, Californians for Justice

siliconvalley-Rojas.jpgIgdalia Rojas was born in Michoacan, Mexico but has lived most of her life in San Jose.  She became a student activist and leader with Californians for Justice while she was a Junior at James Lick High School, and learned to develop not only her skills as a youth organizer, but gained a deep passion for social & racial justice, which made her return to Californians for Justice to organize her community. Over her 14 years of organizing experience with Californians for Justice, Igdalia played different roles within the organization; first as a parent organizer, San Jose lead organizer, statewide youth organizer, and Statewide Organizing Director. As an organizer, she led several policy campaign wins such as a Bilingual Certification for Students at East Side Union High School District, a policy at the Alum Rock Elementary School District that created a college going culture, and the adoption of a resolution in the ESUHSD to make A-G College default curriculum. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Igdalia has centered her life on organizing low-income students of color in her community to fight for social justice and racial justice. 



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