Alejandra Gomez

I am Alejandra Gomez, an Indigenous/Chicana woman who advocates to uplift the voices, experiences, and wisdom of young black, indigenous, and all people of color who have been impacted by homelessness and the foster care system. Using my experience and expertise, I educated California’s legislative officials and their staff, policymakers, youth service providers, community leaders and members, and youth to collectively address youth homelessness  during the pandemic statewide.  Serving with the National Foster Youth Institute, Native Youth Academy and California Coalition for Youth empowered me to develop my Indigenous leadership skills as a change agent to build the better world I hope to see in my lifetime.