Author

Aline Estefam

Ali is a multilingual community planning strategist. She worked for a decade with diverse, multicultural populations in Latin America, Span, African, and the US. She is a fellow at Lemman Foundation, where she was recognized among the Brazilian talents for social development. Ali currently conducts community engagement for large-scale urban projects in New York City at Melissa Johnson Associates. She holds a Master in Urban Planning from Columbia University. Ali is originally from Brazil. 



Author

Antonella Salmerón

Antonella is a Program Assistant at the Appalachian Regional Commission based in Washington D.C. She was a researcher for the Citizenship and Development Foundation in Ecuador. She worked for the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations and the ProEcuador Office for the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Trade in New York City. Antonella is pursuing a Master's degree in Sustainable Urban Planning at George Washington University. She is originally from Ecuador.



Author

Laura Daza

Laura has extensive experience working with monolingual, immigrant Latinx communities in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She serves as an Advisory Board member for the Bill Sorro Housing Program supporting low-income immigrants to find and retain affordable housing in San Francisco. She was a Community Development Associate in T.R.U.S.T. South Los Angeles and a Bilingual Tenant Counselor & Organizer with Causa Justa in San Francisco, CA.  Laura is originally from Colombia.