Lesley Chavarria, Organizer, Advocacy and Strategic Alliances

Lesley Chavarria is a community organizer with the Advocacy and Strategic Alliances team. Growing up in a mixed-status, low-income household, Lesley has had a passion for social advocacy since high school. She hopes to contribute to Colorado's shifting culture and continue making her home state a safer place for future BIPOC kids and families. Before the ACLU, Lesley graduated with a degree in Government and American studies from Claremont Mckenna College in California. She began her career in advocacy through Latino Family Camps at the Cal-Wood Education Center in Jamestown, CO. She then continued supporting her communities while living in California by working with organizations like Kravis Lab for Social Impact, Generation Teach, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective.