Yessica Gonzalez, Pronouns(They,Them) is an Undocumented Queer Femme, born in Tijuana, Baja California and raised in Perris, (Southern) California. Shortly after completing High School in 2012, they got involved with the undocumented youth movement. In 2013, they began organizing with the Immigrant Youth Coalition to stop the collaboration between ICE and local law enforcement. Their work has consisted of organizing alongside youth/family members to fight against deportations and lead “free the people” campaigns, to creating intentional spaces for other youth to become politicized. Currently as Statewide Coordinator their focus is on supporting the development of IYC’s coordinators. Their activism comes from an abolitionist perspective to ensure that white supremacist, Cis-Hetero patriarchy systems of oppression get dismantled. Aside from being a community organizer, they are currently pursuing their BA in Gender and Ethnic Studies.