Yamily Pardio

Yamily is an undocumented immigrant from Yucatán, Mexico of Mayan, Chinese, and Romani descent. She migrated in 2001 and grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, California. Her experiences during her youth led her to go into organizing mutual aid networks and movements for migrant, queer and trans, and artistic communities. Despite facing homelessness as a college student in 2015-2016, Yamily will be completing her B.A. in Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles and plans to develop her skills in research to guide movements for justice towards attainable goals and victories. In her personal life, Yamily enjoys eating meals made by her partner who is a chef and cuddling with her two cats.