A long-time resident of the Bay Area, Carly Vendeiro joined URGE in February 2020. During her prior work 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 was crucial to the signing of the bill, which requires all CA public universities to provide medication abortion services at their health centers. She firmly believes that young people, especially queer and trans people of color, have the expertise, vision, and power to create a more just world.
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, going on road trips, and playing roller derby.
Carly uses she/they pronouns.