Community Organizer: Ventura
Alex Garcia comes from a family of immigrants from Aguascalientes, Mexico where her father and siblings currently live. She grew up in Mexico for most of her childhood and at the age of 12 she decided to move to Ventura County to receive a better education, even though it meant leaving her family. After graduating from Fillmore High School she attended UCSB and majored in Sociology where her passion for social justice began. She recently completed two years of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America), in Colorado and Oregon where she learned more about the non-profit industry, housing, public health, environmental justice, & discovered community organizing!
Alex now continues her work as an adult and youth organizer in Ventura,CA.