Dani is a queer migrant from Veracruz, Mexico. They are currently pursuing a degree in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
A former Immigrants Rising Immigration Law Fellow, Dani has gained experience with providing legal intake services to migrant communities across the country. They also have experience supporting Deportation Defense work and nurturing youth leadership with the California for Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA). At the moment, Dani is exploring their potential career options. They have begun to do so by continuing to sharpen their critical analysis and skills whilst providing direct services to queer and trans migrants in the Bay Area. Ultimately, Dani feels passionate about doing community work that is empowering and affirms people’s right to self determination and agency.
During the DreamSF Fellowship, Dani will serve as the Healing Justice Fellow with Community United Against Violence (CUAV), providing direct services to queer and trans migrants in the Bay Area. As part of their role with CUAV, Dani will support curriculum development to uplift collective and individual healing justice practices. They will also be co-facilitating support groups where this curriculum will be shared in order to foster a space for community building and healing.
In their free time, Dani enjoys going for a morning swim, reading, making playlists and spending time with chosen family and friends.