CultureStrike is led by a multiracial, multicultural team of artists and activists that works directly with cultural workers and organizers in the US and beyond. We are primarily people of color and first- or second-generation migrants, and our work draws from our unique experiences as women, LGBTQ, working class, and undocumented people.

As people directly affected by the issues we tackle, we are uniquely positioned to create cultural strategies that influence audiences from next-door neighbors to policy makers.

Interim Director and Cultural Strategist

Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and sexual freedom.  Favianna lectures globally on the power of art, cultural organizing and technology to inspire social change, and leads art workshops at schools around the country.

Managing Director

Sonia Guiñansaca is a queer migrant poet and cultural organizer from Harlem, NY by way of Ecuador. Has co-founded and help build some of the largest undocumented organizations in the country and in NYC. She has also founded some of the first creative artistic projects by and for undocumented writers/artists. Guiñansaca’s range of work centers migration, climate justice, QTPOC , being a Queer Femme of color, and the role of artists in social movements. Follow her on IG/Twitter : @thesoniag 

Development Manager

Jess has centered her work on community-building, justice, and empowerment, from field research and program management for artisan business development in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, and Macedonia, to leading food system and sustainable agriculture projects in New England. She has served as an advisor and developed resources for programs on community and youth arts, urban farming and food access, and migrant rights. Jess is inspired by kids exploring the power of photography, art, movement, and the freedom of the outdoors.

Artist Projects Coordinator
Julio Salgado is a project coordinator at CultureStrike and co-founder of His status as an undocumented, queer artivist has fueled the contents of his illustrations, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act and migrant rights movement. Undocumented students and allies across the country have used Salgado’s artwork to call attention to the youth-led movement.
Climate Justice Project Manager

Layel is a trans* indigenous descendant of the Yaqui Mayo tribe, an active cultural organizer in Transformative Justice movements, and a pipelined environmentalist via the global anti-gender based violence movement. They are an active member in both the zero waste and vegan communities. Their deep values in individual and collective environmental protection hopes to foster a world that elders can pass in peace from and that the young can thrive in. 

Cultural Creator

Jesús Iñiguez is an undocumedia artivist from Inglewood, CA, by way of Mexico City. Co-founder of Poet, essayist, musician, videographer, photographer, thinker, and lover. He loves to write, but these short little bio situations always stump him. Find Jesús on Instagram.

Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator

Chucha Marquez is a Queer, Chicanx print maker, digital illustrator, and social media whiz. They were born and raised in the South Bay and are currently based out of Oakland, California. Chucha is an artist whose artwork is inspired by current and historical struggles for social justice and liberation, especially within the context of gender and sexuality, immigration, feminism, current events, and solidarity work. Chucha has a degree in Psychology and Chicanx Studies from UC Davis, with a minor in Art Studio.

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