Ashley Pocasangre is a first-generation immigrant and SFUSD graduate currently studying Political Science and Criminal Justice at San Francisco State University. She has been doing community-based work for the past five years, focusing on helping the most impacted people in our community. She started organizing in high schools around high school-related issues and immigration, then moved to organize around housing-related issues in SF. She is passionate about working with the community and learning about the different struggles that the community in SF has. She is a stronger believer in “Those who are closer to the pain of the problem should be the ones closer to the power” and “Change starts within ourselves.”