Domenica is originally from Pasadena, California and is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz. Domenica is fluent in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. She interned at the Mexican Consulate’s Office in Sacramento, California, where she developed an interest in environmental issues. Domenica’s goal is to work on environmental and water quality issues in the Central Valley. She loves nature; her hobbies include kayaking and hiking.
Salvador M. Ramirez
Salvador is from El Monte, California and a UCLA graduate. After TOLA, Salvador hopes to attend Harvard Divinity School where he wants to continue building upon his organizing skills. Salvador is the oldest child in his family with two younger sisters. His family has a tortilla factory in Los Angeles and he has worked in various disadvantaged communities with a focus on motivating youth to achieve their individual goals.
Evelyn is from the small Northern California town of Colusa, population 5,900. She is a CSU Chico graduate and also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. Through the TOLA experience, Evelyn discovered that her true passion is helping others understand the importance of diversity and equal rights. Evelyn currently is looking for opportunities to empower those around her, in a place where she can apply her community organizing skills.
Maria was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. When Maria was seven, her mom emigrated from Mexico to Pittsburg, California along with her older sister. Maria is passionate about helping others and hungry to make a difference in her community. She has worked in the healthcare field for seven years and as a girls’ soccer coach. Maria will continue her work as a community organizer after her TOLA training.