Hailing from Guayangareo Valley, Mexico, Katia moved from Morelia, Michoacan to San Jose, CA at the age of three and first stepped into organizing as a freshman in high school. She comes from a family of strong womyn who helped center social justice in her life. Katia, like most of her cousins and siblings joined Californians for Justice (CFJ) as a high schooler. At CFJ she honed her phone banking, canvassing, and leadership skills. She is excited to expand her role at CFJ as a New Majority Fellow, where she will build CFJ’s civic engagement capacity. She sees this as an opportunity to really engage California’s youth in building power and transforming their collective reality. When Katia is not organizing with the baddest team around she enjoys coloring with a nice cup of coffee to relax or even better binge watching Netflix.