Ana Cecilia Pérez is the founder and director of CoPowering Together. Her work focuses on organizational change, multicultural transformative leadership development, challenging oppression dynamics to build equity and strengthening collaborations rooted in community empowerment frameworks.
Ms. Perez has directed multiple organizations and held senior positions in civil rights, national and international policy groups including CARECEN SF, Presente.org, and Global Exchange. Prior to her social justice experience, Ana worked as a print and radio journalist. Ms. Perez and her family fled the Salvadoran civil war in the early 1980s. She grew up in Los Angeles, benefiting from the 1986 immigration reform law. She has a B.A. from UCSD and a Masters in Journalism from UCB.