Katy Nuñez-Adler is the lead education organizer at OCO. Katy has been an activist since she was a teenager, when at 13 she decided to march in the anti-war rallies in Berkeley and San Francisco against the U.S. intervention in Central America during the Reagan administration. Her passion for organizing comes from growing up in a multiracial neighborhood and her experience–as a parent and an organizer–with advocating for a better education system in California, as well as advocating for the rights of workers and immigrants. Over the span of her career, Katy has been a substitute teacher, waitress, labor organizer, social services employee and now a community organizer. All of those experiences allow her to comprehend the needs of people from divergent backgrounds and seamlessly speak their language. Always dedicated to the cause, Katy is a strong believer that organizing creates new possibilities and that all people have the power to change their environments.

(Written by Martin Ricard)