Ana Cecilia Pérez leads the Gender work at Movement Strategy Center and is an independent consultant, working with non-profit organizations, unions, government agencies and foundations to increase their impact on equity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness. Her fields of expertise include racial equity training and coaching, transformational organizational change, leadership development and building collaborations rooted community empowerment frameworks. Ms. Perez is a part of a number national consulting firms and teams including VISIONS Inc, RoadMap, Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC), InPartnership Consulting, the Move to End Violence (MEV), and the Bold Center (SEIU). Ana is a decolonizing indigenous and queer LatinX, a parent and a writer. Ms. Perez and her family fled the Salvadoran civil war when she was 11. She grew up in the Central American community in Los Angeles, benefitting from the 1986 immigration reform law. She has a B.A. from UCSD and a Masters in Journalism from UCB. She is also a National WKKF Racial Equity and Healing Fellow.