Melissa San Miguel (she/her) is a Latina cultural worker born and raised in the Mission district of San Francisco to Peruvian, working-class immigrants. A strong advocate for cultural equity, Melissa served as a Grant Panelist for the San Francisco Arts Commission and a Teaching Artist. As a researcher, Melissa has worked on Latinx art exhibits and history projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Previously, she served as a legislative advocate for children in foster care and low-income youth. Melissa graduated as Class Valedictorian in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.