Adri Perez joined the ACLU of Texas in July of 2018 as the engagement specialist for the El Paso area. As a native fronterizx, Adri is familiar with the issues on the border and the complexity of growing up in a binational community. Prior to their work with the ACLU, Adri studied Biochemistry and Secondary Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. They are a transgender, queer, and xicanx danzante, educator, and organizer with 5 years of community organizing experience on the border specific to reproductive rights, LGBTQ, immigrant rights, and civic engagement. Adri is most passionate about exploring and incorporating healing justice values into their daily practice. In their spare time they love to cuddle their schnauzer, Ollin, draw, write poetry, sing, and hike in the Franklin Mountains.