Yesenia lives and learns in Huichin AKA East Oakland, with family roots stretching back to the 70’s. Early life experiences forged their personal commitment to social issues ranging from housing and domestic/sexual violence to migration and prison abolition. Their background as a youth mentor, community organizer, data nerd, ops wizard, plant guardian, and cultural worker form a spider’s web pattern, weaving space for healing and thriving. Yesenia partners with individuals and groups to cook up bold strategies and figure out what it takes to make those dreams come alive. They believe that in our bodies and communities, we already hold the answers we seek, and as a budding “historyan,” they are dedicated to recording and sharing those recipes. They are grateful to contribute to Resonance Network as Program Manager.