Angel Fajardo was born in Mexico D.F. and grew up in the Inland Empire; she graduated from the University of California Riverside in 2016 with a degree in Global Studies. Angel has dedicated 6 years to organizing with local organizations such as Mi Familia Vota, Inland Congregations United for Change, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and Catholic Relief Services at UCR. As the Director of the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective (IEIYC), Angel believes that empowering youth and building leaders is essential to create a community in which all people, regardless of status, ethnicity, or class, can live with dignity, grace, and power. Angel is honored to lead the IEIYC through a strong, positive, and fresh new pathway to triumph for the immigrant community in the inland empire.