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Cindy Cruz (she/her/ella)

Western States Program Director

Cindy Cruz (she/ella) is a passionate advocate for reproductive justice, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights. She is currently the Western States Program Director at URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, where she oversees programming, policy, and organizing work in California and Texas. Prior to joining URGE, she served as Director of Education for Planned Parenthood California Central Coast where she oversaw the delivery, implementation, and evaluation of the organization’s sex-education programming and worked closely with colleagues and community partners to lobby and inform policy that supports access to comprehensive sex education and health care services. Cindy serves on the Board of Directors for California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) and Just Communities Central Coast. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and received a BS in Public Health Education, and a Master of Public Health from California State University, Northridge. Cindy was born and raised in Los Angeles and is the proud daughter of Salvadorian immigrants. She enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling to new places, and cuddling with her Pomeranian, Coby.