Cecilia Lemus (she/her/ella)

Cecilia, who also goes by Cecy, is from Indio, California, a city in the Coachella Valley. Cecy is passionate about working with youth, focusing on education, experience/identity, and art. 

Cecy graduated from the University of California Riverside with a major in Sociology. She learned about alternative forms of education geared towards students of color that are culturally responsive and provide authentic care. This sparked a new found love for education, motivating Cecy to search for opportunities to work with youth. Upon graduation, she returned to the Coachella Valley with the intention of reconnecting with her community and being closer to her family. 

Prior to yli, Cecy supported student programming at College of the Desert and the Migrant Education Program. She enjoys learning new skills and discovering new foods!