Youth Leadership Fellow, Santa Clara County
Joycelyn is the youngest of her siblings, born and raised in San José, California. She is a graduate of Siblings on the Rise and excited to have become a youth organizing fellow. Her parents came from El Salvador, a small country in Central America, looking for a better life for her and her siblings. At an early age, Joycelyn experienced inequality and discrimination. She saw her own loved ones fight the system and street violence. She experienced how the justice system doesn’t treat people equally. All these events in her life shaped her and impacted her to fight for justice and to protect those who are forgotten.