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Katie Joaquin

Deputy Director

Katie Joaquin has been organizing to build power in low-income and immigrant communities for over 15 years. She helped to found and lead the California Domestic Workers Coalition, serving as their Director for five years and working with thousands of household workers and supporters to win the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.

Katie has provided strategic planning, organizational development, and campaigns support to numerous coalitions and non-profits across the country advocating for labor protections and immigrant rights. Her passion for worker justice began with Filipino Advocates for Justice where she built an organizing program for low-income Filipino workers, successfully supporting them to win wage theft campaigns and establish a workers association.

Katie brings her love of leadership development and strategic campaigns and her commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability to JMA as the Deputy Director.

Katie earned her B.A. in Global Studies and Socioeconomics at UC Santa Barbara. She is a proud auntie and loves to create songs and cook with her nieces.