Zaira Garcia

Texas Director
FWD.US

Zaira Garcia is the Texas Director for FWD.us, a national advocacy organization founded by Mark Zuckerberg primarily focused on immigration and criminal justice reforms. Her involvement in the immigration debate began at a very early age as a result of witnessing multiple instances of injustice against her undocumented parents. Since then she has played an active role in advocacy based activism, most recently carrying out national level issue advocacy campaigns in Texas during politically sensitive fights. She hopes to continue fighting for practical policies designed to strengthen communities and fight injustice. Zaira graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual degree in Government & Sociology.

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