We’re so happy to introduce you to the sixth and last of our Community Grantmaking Fellows, Monserrat Padilla!
Monserrat Padilla (she/her/ella) joined the Satterberg Foundation in July 2021 as a Program Officer. Prior to joining Satterberg, Monserrat was the Director of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network; a multiracial, multilingual, and multi-faith statewide coalition that came together due to the 2016 elections to protect immigrant rights.
Monserrat has worked at the state and national level for over 12 years building the capacity of grassroots organizations through programs and advocacy campaigns to foster community development for LGBTQ+, immigrants, and people of color. Under COVID-19, Monserrat mustered state policy wins that brought economic relief for Washington state undocumented immigrant residents through direct cash assistance, legal support, and access to healthcare.
Monserrat grew up undocumented in the United State since the age of two and is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive program under the Obama Administration, for which she helped shaped blueprint policy.
So much gratitude for your presence and heart on our panel, Monserrat!