Shannon Camacho (she/her) is a Data Analyst with USC’s Equity Research Institute. Previously, she was a campaign coordinator with the organization, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) for three years. She led the Los Angeles Rapid Raids Response Network, which is a coalition of community members and organizations that work together to defend immigrants from ICE enforcement. Shannon was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, and is the proud daughter of Bolivian immigrants, who are the inspiration behind all her advocacy and organizing.
Shannon graduated from UC Berkeley with majors in Political Science and Political Economy. She completed her Master of Public Policy degree at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Shannon is deeply passionate about abolishing all forms of oppression, alongside communities of color- especially low-income undocumented immigrants. Shannon has done both volunteer and professional work with various social justice organizations in Los Angeles such as the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Housing Rights Center. Shannon’s goal is to become a policy director for an agency or community organization, so that she can craft, analyze, and advocate for policies that empower all marginalized groups, especially immigrant communities. She continues to learn from, grow, and fight alongside her community, family, her amazing friends, and her german shepherd & mini poodle.