Yessica Avila

Right Brain Program Coordinator


Yessica is a Los Angeles native from Huntington Park. She graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she received a BFA in Graphic Design. After graduating in 2012, she began her advocacy work as a volunteer for the local chapter, the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Yessica’s family and personal story as first generation immigrants from Mexico is the motivation for her advocacy work for the undocumented and immigrant community. Her work is centered around equity for people of color and underrepresented communities. Her professional experience is grounded in community grassroots for anti-gentrification and anti-displacement.

She has worked in with organizations that represent communities of color, including the LGBTQ Latinx Film Festival, Multicultural Communities for Mobility, and Galeria de La Raza.

During her spare time you can find Yessica hanging out at a local coffee shop reading and listening to new beats from Pan Caliente. She’s a huge José José fan and loves cumbias/reggaeton.

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