Born and raised in New York City to a Cuban father and Nuyorican mother, Carla (she/they) is a first generation, Queer Latinx graduate of New York University. Carla has built her career around a variety of experiences, roles, and initiatives, equipping her with a breadth of skills and a knack for storytelling. The most personal and deeply rooted connection in her social justice advocacy work has been around LGBTQ rights, youth work, and community organizing.
Previously, Carla served as the Public Education Manager for SAVE, the oldest LGBTQ advocacy organization in South Florida. As a Public Allies AmeriCorps alum she has also worked at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center as Program Assistant and Outreach Specialist for Project Q Youth Services. She currently serves as the Education Manager at Our Family Coalition (OFC), a non-profit organization working to advance equity for LGBTQIA2+ families with children in the Bay Area.