Monserrat “Monse” Ramirez Perez is a queer, twenty one-year-old, Mexican immigrant. She was first brought to the U.S. at the age of five. In 2012, Monse was a recipient of Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She calls Asheville and the mountains of Western North Carolina her home. One of Monse’s passions is fighting for language justice by building bridges among different communities. Through outreach, she uses our shared experience with language to connect communities throughout Western North Carolina. Monse is a social justice Spanish/English interpreter, a poet, and musician. Monse believes in the importance altars and the magic of healing in community. She is a Pisces sun, Virgo moon, and Cancer ascending. Monse hopes to empower undocumented youth to come out of the shadows and create change for their communities.