Sandra was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and migrated to the United States when she was a teenager. She has spent more than 10 years working in nonprofits, serving in communications, sustainable agriculture, youth education, human rights observation, community organizing, and nonprofit administration. She currently works at RVC Seattle to strengthen the health and sustainability of nonprofit organizations led by people of color. She is passionate about building community power that provides the tools to fight inequity, racism, and injustice.
Jesús is from Venezuela. He emigrated to the USA in 2018. Since then, he has worked as a day laborer in different trades. He has been a Voz member since 2019 and was Vice President of the Day Laborer Committee and now part of Voz’s Executive Committee. Jesús’ goal is to contribute ideas and effort to improve the conditions and opportunities of the Voz day laborer community in Portland.
Mayra is an attorney at the Northwest Workers' Justice Project. As the daughter of migrant parents, Mayra learned at a very young age the injustices that many low-income workers face. She developed a strong interest in the legal aspect of workers' rights, ultimately paving her path to attend law school. Mayra is a member of the Oregon bar.
Will works with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Education and Support Fund to develop training programs for real estate service workers. He was the Executive Director of Portland Jobs With Justice from 2017 to 2021 and lives in Northeast Portland. Will is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Originally from Michoacán, México, Adriana lives in Vancouver, Washington and is an active advocate for the rights of immigration women and domestic workers through the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Adriana has advocated for statewide and national Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights and for the extension of VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act) at the federal level.
Tanya works in the Diversity, Inclusion and Social Impact space and is passionate about uplifting the voices of underserved and BIPOC communities. She has over 7 years of experience working in Environmental Social Governance (ERG) departments for various companies across multiple industries, and has helped create purpose driven brands that have an impact on people and on the communities in which they serve. Throughout her career she's launched innovative and cutting edge programs and campaigns to change companies, improve their culture, and support their people and business objectives by creating opportunities within sustainability, diversity, and social impact.
Outside of her 9 to 5 job, she's also an advocate for underserved communities and has worked with grassroots organizations, activists, and community groups at the forefront of creating change.