Corina serves as Poverty Action’s Community Organizer. In this role she helps to foster and maintain networks of community advocates across the state, organize an annual day of advocacy in Olympia on MLK Day, connect communities with opportunities to engage in legislative advocacy, and support volunteers and interns across Poverty Action campaigns. As an organizer at Poverty Action, Corina believes that nobody knows their experience better than themselves and hopes to connect communities with the skills and resources they need to make their stories heard.
In Corina’s past work as the Field Director for Shaun Scott’s 2019 campaign for Seattle City Council in northeast Seattle, she engaged communities and volunteers in a platform advocating for housing justice, universal childcare, robust climate action, and a fair and progressive tax code. Prior to her time on this campaign, Corina was a student and community organizer with United Students Against Sweatshops. Through this work, she developed a core commitment to collective liberation and joined a community where she finds daily inspiration from workers, community leaders, and labor organizers that build power to improve the lives of all people. Corina also worked in retail and food service for 5 years, worked with Seattle youth in a position with Young Women Empowered, and served on the Board of Directors for the Worker Rights Consortium, an international garment factory inspection agency based in Washington, D.C.
Outside of Poverty Action, Corina loves to challenge herself with new cooking skills and recipes, stay involved in community organizing efforts throughout Seattle, and spend time making sure her 50+ houseplants thrive. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Labor Studies from the University of Washington.