Marlene Montanez

Marlene Montanez

Marlene joined LAANE in October 2014 as the organizer for the Long Beach Hospitality Campaign, where she works alongside hotel workers for justice in the industry. Before coming to LAANE, she was the Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator for the Los Angeles Federation of Labor. Prior to that position, she coordinated the Federation’s Immigrant Youth Film Competition, Short and Strong. Marlene’s organizing skills were nurtured in the immigrant youth rights movement, parish ministries, and the CLEAN Carwash Campaign. While she was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, she has lived the majority of her life in South Los Angeles. Marlene is passionate about painting, theory and muxerism. In her spare time she loves to be with her family