Justine oversees the base building, leadership development and campaign strategy in Oakland as Organizing Director. She also leads the org-wide narrative strategy, CFJ’s research team and contributes to the statewide strategy. Justine started organizing as a high school youth and continued throughout college, organizing around issues of racial justice, U.S. imperialism and globalization, environmental justice and housing justice. Her institutional experiences working in education at different capacities – as an organizer, in after school programs and as a teacher – has revealed how deeply oppressive the current education system is and moved her to commit her love and labor to education and racial justice organizing. She is grateful to be part of the CFJ team! To move towards her joy, Justine spends much of her non-work time building / deepening relationships with her peoples, & connecting with Mama Nature through long walks or bike rides.