Meet our staff

Miguel Castro Luna

Youth Organizer
Miguel joined Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) through Students Multiethnic Action Research Team (S.M.A.R.T.) an entity under MLOV. Here, he learned his rights as a student and as an immigrant.
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Jairo Valencia

Sanctuary Organizer
Jairo, a Colombian Refugee and Human Rights Defender, began working on the #DCSanctuary Campaign over three years ago.
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Alejandro Zapata

Program Assistant
Alejandro is an engineering student at Fairleigh Dickinson University with a crazy dream to change the world one person at a time.
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Mysiki X Valentine

Executive Director
Mysiki is a proud millennial, and native Washingtonian, with a deep passion for empowering communities of color.
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Rebecca Walters

Development Officer
Rebecca is passionate about working with community-driven organizations to advance women, minorities and vulnerable populations.
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Malauna Steele

Director of Finance & Operations
As a nonprofit bean counter for over 18 years, Malauna has worked for some of the most dynamic, grassroots charities around the globe and in the District.
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Board of Directors

Ashley Thomas, Secretary

Truth Initiative

Terican Gross, Chair

Suffrage.Race.Power.—Unerasing Black Women

Vivian Chang, Treasurer

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance