Program Administration Manager
In February 2020 Carly Vendeiro joined URGE, where she designs operational infrastructure to support programmatic work. In her previous role on the justCARE Campaign, she witnessed the successes of young peoples’ leadership firsthand with the passage of CA Senate Bill 24 (Leyva) in 2019. Student organizing and advocacy was crucial to the signing of the bill, which requires all CA public universities to provide medication abortion services at their health centers. Carly firmly believes that young people, especially queer and trans people of color, have the expertise, vision, and power to create a more just world. A long-time resident of the Bay Area, Carly graduated from UC Berkeley in 2017 with a BA in Sociology and Social Welfare and a minor in Portuguese. At Berkeley she facilitated FemSex, a course about gender, sexuality, and social justice, and led the campus’ queer sorority. Outside of work she enjoys playing music, indoor gardening, and playing roller derby. Carly uses she/they pronouns.