Meet Our Team

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Angel Fajardo

Executive Director

Angel was born in Mexico D.F. and grew up in the Inland Empire. In 2016 she graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a degree in Global Studies...

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Najayra Valdovinos Soto

Youth Engagement Coordinator

Najayra is proud to call herself a DACAmented Mexican Immigrant. As an undocumented woman of color, the hardships, injustices, and lack of respect she experienced firsthand catalyzed her organizing work in the IE...

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Clyde Marty

Cybersecurity and Tech Support

Clyde immigrated to the United States when he was 14. After graduating high school, he did not attend college because he did not think he was allowed to do so due to his immigration status or lack thereof. However, he began working at a...

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Marlene Chavez-Martinez

Developmental Coordinator

Marlene Chavez-Martinez is a proud Inland Empire native committed to promoting the health, education, and environmental and economic safety of immigrant families living throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties...

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Regina Mallare

Youth Organizer

Regina is a first-generation Filipina and has lived in the Inland Empire for over 15 years. After settling in the United States from the Philippines, she witnessed the struggles immigrant communities are subject to as a consequence of systemic inequities in...

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Rubyd Olvera

Board Member

Rubyd Olvera is a recent graduate with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Policy. As an immigrant herself, she hopes to use her personal experience to give back to her community. During her undergraduate career, she served as Co-President of her undocumented student organization on campus, P.O.D.E.R at UCR where she helped raise over $9,000 scholarships for...

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Alma Trejo

Board Member

Alma immigrated with her family from Mexico City at the age of 11 and has lived in Montclair for more than 20 years. Like the vast majority of working people immigrating to the United States, Alma’s family struggled with the culture, the language, and the lack of legal status...

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