Suguey Hernandez-Vasquez

Suguey is a first generation indigenous Mexican queer dancer and organizer from Michoacan, Mexico and California. Suguey is the granddaughter of traditional indigenous farmers and daughter of migrant farm workers. She joined MIV in 2015 with nearly a decade of civic engagement and labor organizing experience in Arizona and California. In 2016, Suguey led MIV’s largest civic engagement campaign to date, reaching 100,000 immigrants, refugees, and young voters of color including through YVote - MIV’s joint young people’s civic engagement project with Movement Strategy Center. She previously worked with organizations including National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  Suguey holds a Bachelor's in Ethnic Studies and Political Science from University of California at Berkeley. She is an active practitioner of Indigenous spirituality and lives with her husband and their gato in Santa Rosa, CA.