Speaker Profile

Maegan Llerena

Make the Road PA

Maegan Llerena is the Director of Make the Road Pennsylvania (MRPA). Maegan has been with MRPA since the spring of 2017. She helped get the Allentown organizing center off the ground and led a successful police accountability campaign after Joey Santos, an unarmed Latino man, was killed by a police officer last summer. As Deputy Director, she has been overseeing MRPA’s three organizing centers, in Reading, Allentown and Philadelphia, and has effectively been leading the organization since the departure of MRPA’s previous director last November. Maegan was born in New York, the child of immigrants from Peru. Like many first generation oldest siblings, she helped raise her younger siblings while her parents worked multiple jobs. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cedar Crest College and currently resides in the Lehigh Valley of PA.

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