Miriam is a proud Mexican immigrant raised in California and is currently a paralegal with the Worker’s Rights team. Prior to TakeRoot Justice, Miriam was an organizer at Workers Justice Project where she helped develop a hiring hall for women day laborers in Williamsburg. Miriam graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2017 with a B.A. in Politics and Latin American Studies. During her undergraduate career, she gained organizing experience through the fight to make her alma matter become a more inclusive and supportive space for undocumented students. She was the co-founder of UndocuWeek at USF and helped advocate for the Magis Fellowship, a scholarship fund dedicated to undocumented students. She enjoys reading, signing up to do half marathons (although she claims to hate running), and creating playlists with the same 10 songs on them.