Claudia is an immigrant from Tepatitlan Jalisco, Mexico. She came to the US in 1998 with her mother and brother to reunite with her father who was already living here. In 2001, at age 17, she became a volunteer at Mujeres Unidas y Activas as a childcare provider. That same year, she took her first leadership training and began participating in community campaigns. In 2006, Claudia became part of MUA staff. Since then, she has been a critical leader of MUA’s efforts to win a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in California, develop domestic worker leadership, and expand MUA’s membership. In 2016, she moved into her new role of National Organizer coordinating MUA’s efforts to implement NDWA’s Beyond Survival and We Belong Together campaigns. She also oversees direct services to and leadership development of survivors of labor trafficking.