Catalina (she/her/ella) is a queer Colombiana, migrant, artista, popular educator, Salsa/Bachata/Cumbia dancer, interpreter, rebelde! Catalina has been organizing for over 15 years. Much of her rebeldia was sparked by having to migrate to the US from Colombia 17 years ago and being undocumented for most of that time.
Catalina has worked with several organizations both in the south and nationally, organizing alongside immigrant communities and working on education/action focused on the detrimental effects of US military and economic policy in Latin America, the prison industrial complex in connection to the immigrant detention system, among others. She has been part of SONG family for approximately 5 years, and has been transformed by SONG’s work and kinship.
She has a double B.A. on Sociology and Communication, Media and Theater as well as an M.A. in Social Justice and Intercultural Relations. Catalina currently lives in D.C. She is a freelance Spanish/English interpreter, she facilitates interpreting for social justice workshops and consults with organizations on how to strengthen their multilingual movement building capacity.