Roselyn Macias

LGBTQ+ Program Community Worker, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

Roselyn is a leader for Conexiones, a support group mostly made up of Latina transwomen in Monterey County who are dedicated to raising awareness and visibility in the community for transgender, non-binary, and queer women of color. She is a passionate and active advocate in her community and for more than 7 years has worked with marginalized women to educate them about health and leadership, and to create safe spaces where they can express themselves. Roselyn also works with the Translatina Coalition on policy change and leadership development. Additionally, she raises awareness of the issues affecting her community in the local media.

Rise Up Cohort: California 2019