Laura Daza

Laura Elaine Daza is an immigrant born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, where she started working with communities living in the city slums after graduating from high school. In 2009, she migrated to the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, where she obtained a degree in urban studies and geography. Laura has been involved in a variety of activism efforts from food and education budget justice to anti-displacement and houselesness advocacy. Upon graduation, Laura has eagerly supported hundreds of tenants in San Francisco, mostly Latinx, low-income families and seniors to fight for their right to dignified housing. Laura recently left a position as tenant counselor & organizer for Causa Justa::Just Cause to pursue a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Housing and Environmental Policy at UCLA, as a first generation student. She has been inspired by the acts of resistance of tenants and houseless individuals, and remains deeply committed towards the decolonization planning and climate change, as well as the de-commodification of land. Laura currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the Bill Sorro Housing Program-BiSHoP an organization that supports low- income immigrant households to find and retain affordable housing in San Francisco. She is excited and grateful to join T.R.U.S.T South L.A to support the Transformative Climate Communities community engagement work