White House Author
Yvanna Cancela lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the political director at UNITE HERE’s Local 226, the Culinary Workers Union. Yvanna’s work has increased clergy and community involvement and political mobilization. She is currently helping to coordinate a statewide campaign for comprehensive immigration reform. Yvanna has dedicated herself to ensuring workers have a strong voice on the job and in their communities. She believes all jobs should give people the opportunity to provide for their families and themselves. Yvanna graduated from Northwestern University in 2010.