Lexxus Carter is the Program Director of our Civic Engagement team committed to creating an inclusive and equitable community for everyone. Originally from Chicago, IL, she learned at an early age the world cannot see progress without addressing the important political, social, and economic issues that average Americans are facing daily. She believes that social change can only happen when we stand together, united. Lexxus started her justice journey on her high school's student council, motivating her peers to ignite change in the after-school programs lacking diversity for other students of color. Later she continued her fight in university spaces, demanding more opportunities for Black and Brown students in the Health Sciences. Lexxus graduated with her B.S. in Public Health and minor in Spanish language from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. In 2017 she moved to San Diego and began working with the YWCA San Diego as a Domestic Violence Victim Counselor, a Labor Union Organizer/Representative for SEIU Local 221, and is currently a Holistic Birth Doula for Black and Brown parents. She is a precinct captain for her local ACLU chapter, 2020 Mid-City CAN Resident Leadership Academy graduate, and 2021 RunWomenRun Campaign Leader. All of these paths drive her passion for defending and preserving rights and liberties guaranteed to all. In her free time, Lexxus likes to garden, travel, and discover new foods.