Speaker Profile

Alyssa Aguilera


Alyssa Aguilera is the Political Director of VOCAL-NY, a grassroots organization that builds political power among low-income people impacted by HIV/AIDS, the drug war, and mass incarceration. She previously worked as the community organizer for the Health Justice program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest building campaigns and advocating for health policy rooted in racial justice. She has also worked for the Boston Workers Alliance and with the Justice for Janitors campaign at SEIU in Houston, TX. She serves on the Board of Directors for Brooklyn Perinatal Network and Communities United for Police Reform Action Fund. She was selected for the Coro Immigrant Civic Leadership Program in 2010 and the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in 2012. Alyssa holds a B.A. from Harvard College.

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