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Abraham Zavala-Rodriguez

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Abraham Zavala-Rodriguez

Outreach & Advocacy Associate

Abraham is on Western Center’s communications team, supporting the organization’s advocacy and community outreach initiatives, including our anti-hunger and food justice work. He was born and raised in East Los Angeles, and grew up in an immigrant family where community activism was centered.

Abraham received his BA in History from UC Berkeley in 2010, and subsequently worked as a U.S. History teacher in South Central Los Angeles. In 2016, after gaining labor organizing experience with fast food workers fighting for a minimum wage, he joined organizing efforts for a policy campaign with street vendors in the City of Los Angeles to legalize street vending. Most recently, he mobilized tenants who were being evicted and helped the community pass several housing policies in Long Beach.

Abraham joined Western Center in October 2021 and feels inspired to join an organization that centers the interests of people facing poverty. He looks forward to fusing his community organizing and frontline policy campaign experience into his current role.

Abraham can be found telling dad jokes whenever appropriate. He loves to show off his “dad” dance moves to make his kids chuckle, sing random songs in the car to pester his family, and loves to irritate his children with early morning walks along Point Fermin in San Pedro.

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