MEET THE TEAM
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LORENA QUIROZ

Founder/Director

Lorena Quiroz, is a 22-year Mississippi resident. Born in Ecuador, by way of New York, she’s an organizer and mother of three amazing girls; first generation Afro Latinas born in the beautiful Delta flatlands. She is the founder of the Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity, an organization whose purpose is to amplify the voices of marginalized, multi-racial, and immigrant communities by active participation in civic engagement in deconstructing barriers that perpetuate racial, xenophobic, socio-economical, and gender identity and sexuality disparities and oppression.

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Deputy Director

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JESS MANRRIQUEZ

Queer and Trans Justice Project Director/Policy Lead

Jess Manrriquez is a queer Chicane educator specializing in the pre-Columbian Southeast. They have over a decade of experience in grassroots queer and racial justice movement work in Mississippi and throughout the Southeast. Jess is dedicated to uplifting and making space for marginalized folks. Sun/Moon: Cancer; Rising: Leo

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Isela Gonzalez

Office Manager

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Lauren Lewis

Health Justice Organizer

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Jesus Acosta

Development Lead

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Noelia Zuñiga 

Labor Organizer

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Team Member
Name
Role
Email
Broderick Cooper
Tech
cooper@iajems.org
Sasha Lewis
Youth Organizer
sasha@iajems.org
Jackie Wansely
Administrative
jackie@iajems.org
Michelle Colón
Development
michelle@iajems.org
Efren Nuñez
Organizer
efren@iajems.org