Kaila Rockenmacher

Digital Communications Associate 

Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Kaila has over a decade of experience working in education with a diverse population of young people and is endlessly inspired by their innovative perspectives. They join the Rise Up team as a Digital Communications Associate, focused on strengthening and developing communications strategies through an intersectional lens to promote gender equity and transformative justice. As a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz with bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Feminist Studies, they are excited to partner with the next generation of youth, women, femme-centric communities, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, and allies driving exponential change.

They believe that we must organize towards a future where every person is taken care of: in the basic sense, with food and housing security, healthcare, internet accessibility, etc. and also in the fullest sense of experiencing comfort, connection, and visibility. In their free time, they enjoy deep reading, communal dinners with chosen family, karaoke, live music, and sun naps. They are an organizer in their local community and are currently learning how to roller skate and tattoo.