Ana Cecilia Pérez is an independent consultant, working with non-profit organizations, unions, government agencies and foundations to increase their impact on equity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness. Her fields of expertise include racial equity training and coaching, transformational organizational change, leadership development and building collaborations rooted in equity and community empowerment frameworks. Ms. Perez and her family fled the Salvadoran civil war when she was 11. She grew up as an undocumented child in the Central American community in Los Angeles, benefitting from the 1986 immigration reform law. She has a B.A. from UCSD and a Masters in Journalism from UCB.