With a strong commitment to reproductive justice, Juana Rosa Cavero has dedicated her professional career and community advocacy to projects that make real improvements to people’s lives. This vision has been crafted by roles within public health, policy advocacy, and civil rights.
She gained her experience within the US and globally at organizations, such as Advancement Project, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), Latino Research & Policy Center and Pacific Institute for Women’s Health. Most recently, as director of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, Juana Rosa’s work centered on building a movement that increases the capacity and visibility of the 40-plus member organizations of the largest statewide alliance dedicated to reproductive freedom in California.
Juana Rosa has grown and explored her own leadership through fellowships at Rockwood Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice, Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership: Advanced Leadership Training Program (RIHEL) and the Midwest Academy’s Organizing for Social Change. She is also on the board of Black Women for Wellness Action Project, the only 501(c)4 organization in the country focused solely on Black Women’s reproductive justice. Her community involvement led her to public service as president of the Mid-City Neighborhood Council, an elected position representing a constituency of 50,000 in Los Angeles.
She also maintains a side hustle: taking care of three kids and a partner who call her “Mimi” and demand Naruto-themed comic books are read to them over and over and over every, single, day.