Ana Laura Martinez
Ana Laura was raised in Tijuana and San Diego & grew up in a working-class and immigrant household. As a committed and passionate advocate, she has more than 10 years of organizing and advocacy experience on economic justice, reproductive justice and LGBTQIA+ issues. Prior to joining Team Fletcher as a Community Representative, Ana Laura was the Organizer and Leadership Development Coordinator at the Center on Policy Initiatives. During her five years there, she led campaigns on worker justice at the City, County and State levels and coordinated an organizing program for college students. As a student, Ana Laura organized with SEIU-Good Jobs L.A. through the UCLA Labor Center, AFSCME 3299, and UAW 2865, fighting for economic justice. She has also worked at UCSD as a teaching assistant and City College as an adjunct professor, grounding her teaching philosophy on critical thinking, empowering students to read the world differently, and inciting commitment to social justice outside of the classroom. Ana Laura graduated from UCSD with a double major in Ethnic Studies and History. As a fat queer, she is committed and guided by the values of solidarity and deeply believes that another world where all everyone is free is possible. In her free time, she serves as a Board Member for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and enjoys hiking, biking, and screen printing.