Logistics Organizer

Samudra became GGJ’s radical intern in 2019 and has since joined the team, working out of the SF Bay Area where she grew up in a internationalist movement family, which helped shape her commitment to grassroots global justice. She volunteered with GGJ at the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit at the age of 12, which was one of her first experiences in collective movement-building. Her political orientation is grounded in her belief that the systemic alternatives needed to create a globally just world lie within the revolutionary practices of frontline communities. In May 2019, she graduated from a global studies college where she had the opportunity to work with and learn from local artisans, fair trade collectives, feminist organizers, migrant rights activists, regernative farms, and indigenous leaders around the world. She interned in Dakar for Africans Rising while studying intergenerational dynamics of Senegalese feminist movements before getting involved with GGJ. Samudra identifies as a constantly questioning young mixed woman of Sri Lankan, Sicilian, and Ukrainian heritage. She treasures the ocean, laughter, dancing with others and the virtue of empathy – as well as moments that help us foster creativity, love, and community in decolonizing and liberating ways.