Texas State Coordinator
Jaz is a queer Tejana activist hailing from the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, but now living in Central Texas. She is a UT-RGV Alum where she first got involved with URGE as a Chapter Leader back in 2015.
Jaz’s movement work has been informed by her border life experiences as well as her previous campaign work around the local anti-fracking movement in the RGV, abortion access, comprehensive sex ed, undocumented students’ rights, LGBTQ youth safety, and HIV awareness. She was also a 2015 Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps Intern at the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR). Prior to that, she was an intern with her State Representative and worked on the state gubernatorial campaign. In her free time Jaz can be found spending time with her little mutt, James, catching up on TV, at a concert, or running around a soccer field.
Jaz uses she/her/ella pronouns.