Yulissa Arce is the Solidarity Program Officer – BEAI Fund. She recently relocated from Orlando, Florida where she served as the Central Florida Regional Director for Organize Florida, a member led grassroots social justice organization. There, she led the organizing efforts focusing on intersectional issues such as Climate Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, Reproductive Justice and Women’s Empowerment, and Economic Justice in the South.
Yulissa has worked in education, community organizing, political strategy, campaign management, and outreach for both the Public and Non-Profit Sectors. She is very passionate about decolonizing work especially regarding her homeland of Puerto Rico, Feminism, and Yoga. Outside of work, Yulissa enjoys yoga, reading, collecting expensive graphic novels, smashing the patriarchy, cooking, and spending time with family, friends, and her doggy daughter Khloe.