Alejandro Meza Aguilar is the Community Organizer for the Eastern Coachella Valley for the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ). He was born in Mexicali and migrated to the Coachella Valley when he was 5 years old. Alejandro has focused on journalism, photography, and filmmaking since high school. In his junior year he volunteered in youth-led research with Building Healthy Communities to allocate resources for LGBT youth in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Alejandro attended the University of California Riverside and graduated in 2021 double majoring in Filmmaking and Creative Writing. He focused on his passion for journalism in his undergrad writing articles for the Chaparral Newspaper for College of the Desert and UCR’s Highlander News. Alejandro hopes to use his past experiences in community organizing and communications to help the community of the Eastern Coachella Valley.