Jocksana Corona

Housing Justice and Advocacy Organizer

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Jocksana was born in Puebla Mexico; her family migrated to the United States when she was 4 years old. Growing up she was the only member of her family who spoke English. This experience taught her how vulnerable people feel when they are not able to communicate their needs and concerns. Jocksana spent 10 years as a stay at home mom, and spent many of those years volunteering as a family advocate at Northwest Seasonal Workers Association & Talent Elementary. This work paired with her personal experiences inspired her to pursue a college education. In 2015, she began her journey toward an Associates in Human Services at Rogue Community College (class of 2018) and then went on to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Southern Oregon University (Class of 2020). In 2023 she got her Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling (CADC-II). She is also a qualified Medical Interpreter and a Traditional Health Worker. Jocksana shares that growing up undocumented was not easy. After she was approved for DACA in 2014 she used this privilege to advocate for undocumented families and mixed status families. Jocksana’s lived experience, which includes many struggles and triumphs, fuel her desire to help others, especially after the Almeda fire. Many Latinx families already lacked resources and the Almeda fire has left them even more vulnerable. Jocksana strives to be a voice for those who are scared to speak up and ask for basic needs. Too often the Latinx community gets left out of the conversation due to lack of representation. Jocksana is here to represent those voices.

jocksana@coalicionfortaleza.org