Mayra Melendez

Mayra was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the U.S. at age seven. She grew up in the Eastern Shore of Maryland and now resides in Queens, New York. Her past work has dealt with advancing immigrant rights and building community power. She has worked in organizing, direct legal representation, and program management. As an undocumented writer and advocate, she is passionate about bringing the narratives of directly affected immigrants and communities to the forefront.

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