National Organizer for Infrastructure Development

Jade Arellano


Jade grew up in Hemet, a semi-rural small town in Southern California’s Inland Empire. Prior to joining RTTC, they were the organizing director at the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP). At WRAP, they worked in collaboration with grassroots organizers across the West Coast to build a deeply accountable national movement to decriminalize homelessness, and to create a narrative counterpoint to the dehumanization of unhoused community members in popular media. Jade is currently based in San Francisco on Ramaytush Ohlone land, and in their spare time they love to geek out on social theory, box, and spend time with their beloved pitbull, Tashi.

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