Dani Ortiz Padilla
Dani amplifies the work of the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition by developing and building a strong base of donors and movement builders, planning and implementing fundraising campaigns, and building up the creative strategy for the robust development of the organization. Previously, Dani worked with national and international organizations focused on immigrant justice, the abolition of immigrant detention prisons, and human rights violation monitoring occurring at the Calexico and Tijuana border. Dani joins LBIRC with close to a decade of experience in grassroots organizing and fundraising, campaign planning, digital and narrative storytelling, and program and organizational development. Dani has led diverse grassroots community projects and statewide programs that center anti-violence, movement building, digital organizing, abolition work, and collective transformation. Dani received her Bachelors of Art in Political Science, with a minor in Gender Studies and Pre-Law Studies from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and completed a post-baccalaureate program in Public Policy (summa cum laude) at American University in Washington, D.C.. Dani was born and raised in her beloved neighborhood of Cypress and Highland Park, in Northeast Los Angeles with her family who immigrated from Santa María del Oro Durango, México.