Carmen Iñiguez was trained as a community organizer at the age of 14 in her hometown of Wilmington, California, by the Labor/Community Strategy Center. Since then she’s worked and volunteered for social and racial justice causes at non-profit organizations throughout the state that have focused on youth organizing and development, public education reform and legislation, and immigration and labor rights. Carmen is a staff member of the Movement Strategy Center where she is focused on building the capacity of youth organizing efforts, building and strengthening alliances towards community and policy advances in racial and social justice. In 2011 Carmen earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) with a focus on Community Mental Health. Carmen believes that social justice work is lifetime work and as such, requires a concurrent commitment to personal/individual healing work. In addition to her clinical work, Carmen is a Certified Professional Coach who enjoys supporting the transformation of individuals and organizations through her private practice – Colibri Coaching & Consulting. Carmen lives in Oakland with her partner, Kimberly, executive director of the RYSE center in Richmond, and their son Mateo.