Amy Aguilera

Civic Engagement Organizer

Amy Aguilera became involved in social justice work after learning about HR4437, a discriminatory legislative bill aimed at California’s immigrant communities. Born and raised in Oxnard, CA to immigrant parents she saw the injustice this would bring to many families

Jessie Fernandez

Bicis del Pueblo Coordinator

Jessie Fernandez was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. While at San Francisco State University he studied Ethnic Studies and Urban Studies and Planning. He has organized on issues ranging from educational equity, administrative accountability, immigrant workers rights,

Antonio Díaz

Organizational Director

Antonio is originally from the Texas – México frontera/borderlands. He attended the University at Texas at Austin where he studied Philosophy. He has been active in the movement for environmental and economic justice since the early 1990’s. He moved

Tere Almaguer

Environmental Justice Organizer

Tere is PODER’s Environmental Justice Organizer and has served in this role for over 15 years. Tere previously coordinated the youth leadership program, a hands on organizing and political education program for hundreds of San Francisco youth. Currently, Tere is

Reina Tello

Community Organizer

Reina is a community organizer at PODER, born and raised in San Francisco. Eldest daughter of Jesse & Juana Ines, two community organizers, Reina aspires to continue their legacy. Taught from an early age that people who are united can

Edgar “Xochitl” Flores

Farm Manager

Xochitl grew up on the Yakama Reservation (Toppenish, WA) and traces their ancestry to the Mixteca Region of Puebla, Mexico. They currently works on cross-pollinating traditional ecological knowledge, queer politics, and indigenous philosophies to connect the dots between colonial botany

Jacqueline Gutierrez

Youth Program Coordinator

Jacqueline is born and raised in San Francisco, CA (Unceded Ohlone Territory) with roots in Mexico City. She is an active member of PODER’s Urban Campesinxs and Bicis del Pueblo where she explores ways to manifest and cultivate creative, healing

Lucas Solórzano

Communications Organizer

Lucas is a Colombian community organizer, visual storyteller, and filmmaker with experience in youth, tenant, and immigrant rights organizing.  After working towards building community defense efforts in the face of ICE enforcement activities in Oakland, Lucas has shifted towards storytelling