Hazel Davalos is the Community Organizing Director at the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE). She was raised in Santa Maria, CA. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies, where she led student organizing efforts around racial equality and LGBTQ community. As a youth, Hazel participated in leadership organizations; Future Leaders of America and Just Communities, and also served on the grant-making committee of the Fund for Santa Barbara. Before joining CAUSE staff, Hazel worked 6 years for PUEBLO, a sister organization that eventually merged with CAUSE in 2013. At CAUSE Hazel has organized around immigrants’ rights, voter mobilization, public transit, environmental justice, education, affordable housing, and youth issues. In 2015, she began as CAUSE’s Community Organizing Director, training organizers in grassroots base building through the house meeting model. Hazel lives in Santa Maria, CA with partner Guillermo and daughter Lyla. In her free time she plays on a women’s soccer team.