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UACT Project Staff

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Xavier Aparicio
GCO Outreach Coordinator


Citli Valencia Cordova
Immigrant Justice Relationship-Builder


Citli is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Spanish, as well as pursuing a minor in Anthropology at UMass. She grew up in Framingham, MA with immigrant parents from Mexico City. Coming to UMass, she found her community within UACT when she took GCO in the Spring of 2022. She is super excited to pursue her passion related to immigrant justice by holding 1-1s with various local organizations this year and to continue to learn about relational organizing for social justice!

Elaina Wolfson

GCO Outreach Assistant

Elaina Wolfson is a Public Health Psychology double major at UMass Amherst and part of the outreach team for UACT. After looking for a community to engage with about social justice issues and social change, she discovered UACT and GCO in the spring of 2021. Elaina is passionate about Black Lives Matter and equitable education. As the outreach coordinator she hopes to help other people passionate about social change find GCO!

Plug-In Coordinator

Stonks is a double Theater and Anthropology major with a concentration in Archaeology. Half of her life was spent in Idaho and the other half in Virginia, until she finished her last two years of high school in Massachusetts, which led her to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the UACT program within. Stonks took the GCO course in 2022 and in that time discovered a passion for organizational work and the hands-on tasks that come with it. When not doing schoolwork, Stonks enjoys reading, hammocking, singing, and teaching herself guitar.

Toby Poperno

Outreach and campus organizing liaison

 Toby is a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is majoring in Social Thought and Political Economy and minoring in Linguistics. He has been organizing around education for a while and hopes to continue that at UMass!

Priya Dalal-Whalen
Labor Organizing relationship-builder


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