Aidé Arana was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. She has lived in the City of Corona for 19 years. She attended Norco Community College where she was able to obtain three Associate Degrees. She then transferred to the University of California Riverside where she obtained a B.A. in Sociology Law and Society. She served as Outreach Coordinator at Providing Opportunities Dreams and Education in Riverside at UCR (P.O.D.E.R). She has also served as a board member with the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective (IEIYC).
As a Capacity Building Coordinator, Aide believes that capacity building is an essential investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of organizations. She believes that is extremely important to be actively involved in community work that aims to improve the lives of immigrants and other marginalized communities. On her free time, Aide enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and learning about new organizations.