Raiz Program Organizer
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Yuliana (YOU-Lee-Ana) is the Program Organizer for Planned Parenthood’s Latinx Raiz program. As a daughter of undocumented Mexican parents, she is committed to breaking down barriers in accessing health care in Latinx and Black communities and ensuring reproductive justice for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of color.)
Before receiving their Bachelor's in Social Work from Wayne State University, Yuliana was an active participant and volunteer in social justice movements. While living in Chicago, Illinois, she aided in farm-animal care and rescues for a local animal rights organization, volunteered as an ESL (English as a second language) tutor, and advocated for a Civilian Police Accountability Council. While working towards their degree, Yuliana was an assistant manager for a popular adult toy store which sparked her passion for advocating sexual pleasure and reproductive rights. During her time as an undergrad student, she interned with Congress of Communities in Southwest Detroit; this opportunity affirmed her desire to contribute her education in community work.
When time permits, Yuliana serves as a program facilitator for Developing Despite Distance, a Detroit organization that supports youth impacted by parental incarceration. She loves spending free days spoiling her cat, catching up on anime, and veganizing Mexican dishes from her childhood.