Yadira is an advocate for Latinx civic empowerment. She co-founded and is serving as Co-Executive Director of Poder Latinx, a civic and social justice organization dedicated to building Latinx political power. Previously, Yadira served as the Development Director for Mi Familia Vota, where she helped raise over $20 million and expanded the number of strategic partnerships with major organizations and allies to increase year-round civic participation within the Latinx community.
As a proud daughter of immigrants, Yadira has worked tirelessly to advance the rights of immigrants, including supporting the Fast for Families Campaign for immigration reform during her time in the Immigration Department at the SEIU. Yadira serves on the board of two nonprofits, Dialogue on Diversity and Family Values @ Work Action, and on the managing committee for Democracy Partners, a firm committed to fighting for progressive values and a truly democratic society for all human beings. Most recently, Yadira was selected as a 40 under 40 honoree by the American Association of Political Consultants. Yadira earned a bachelor’s degree from UC, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree from the George Washington University.