Black Girls Matter Coalition Organizer
Ana Isabel Sanz-Saumeth (she/they) attended Florida A&M University where she began to feel empowered through her identity as a first-generation, queer, non-binary, Afro-Caribbean femme. Early on they became involved with campus policy and state reform through the lens of racial justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, and reproductive health justice. This communal work also extended from local grassroots organizations to nationally recognized non-profits.
Ana received their Masters at Florida International University where she continued to engage in advocacy work through accessible exhibition work that focused on underrepresented identities. Ana has a history of leading student organizers across the nation in actions involving anti-sexual violence advocacy while encouraging students to be involved at a national level, on their campuses, and in their local communities. They advocated much of this as an educator in Miami-Dade county’s public school system where she empowered students to deconstruct systems of oppression through their own dialogue and lived experiences.