Flat Preloader Icon

Yesenia Ramales

Yesenia Ramales


Yesenia was born in Mexico but has lived most of her life in the Phoenix sunshine. She studied at Grand Canyon University and while in college volunteered at a resource center teaching English as a Second Language and English Literacy to adult students. She was granted deferred status under DACA in 2012 and started working with Unaccompanied Minors in Phoenix. She has published poetry and short stories, collects house plants, and is a dog mom to three wild pups who are extremely spoiled: Pollo, Hunter, and Frida. Yesenia joined the Florence Project in October 2014 and joined the Advocacy Team in October 2019.

Join Our Email List

Stay up to date with the Florence Project and our unwavering fight for immigrants' rights.