Operations and Culture Director

Yahaira Zapanta-Rosales joined the GGJ team in 2019. She identifies as a queer mexicana chingona and calls many places home. Organizing for social justice through community, policy, and creative interventions since 2007, she believes that individuals affected by social (in)justice should share rich complex stories through organizing and art. Yahaira graduated from Mills College with an MFA in Literary Translation and currently lives in California, tends to her garden and family, does herbalism, writes and translates.