Jess Contreras is a 27 year old, first generation Mexican-American from Arvin, California. She is excited about civic engagement because she gets to meet new people while making positive change in her community. For the past 3 years she has been working at the Dolores Huerta Foundation managing their civic engagement programs. She runs teams of paid staff and volunteers engaged in voter registration and outreach. Her teams have done phone banking and canvassing door to door for many non-partisan campaigns.