Raquel Armenta has been working in the field of youth organizing for over ten years. She has played a pivotal role in building a strategy to develop a multi-racial student-led movement that holds institutions accountable to provide resources for transforming school cultures and recognize students as viable decision-makers.
Raquel was previously the Director of Youth Organizing and Movement Building at InnerCity Struggle, an organization that works to improve education and the quality of life in East Los Angeles. Under her leadership her team organized youth to lead campaigns to win restorative justice policies in LAUSD, attain community health via community organizing and investing in student power, and ensuring college access for all students.
Raquel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She will be finishing her Masters in Social Work at the University of Southern California in 2016.