Xochitl Montano

Xochitl joined TURN in February 2022 as the Northern California Organizer. She was born and raised in San Francisco. Early in life she learned about racial, gender, economic and other inequities that made her follow an organizing path. She became involved in organizing in 2012, doing a lot of work around education justice. Xochitl was instrumental in advancing the campaign at the Board of Education to pass the ordinance that eliminated willful defiant suspensions, which affected mainly Black and Brown students in San Francisco.

Xochitl is ready to make a meaningful difference for Californians that experience systemic discrimination. She is excited about making change and developing leaders in her community. In her free time, she likes to cook, read, discover new music, and spend time with friends.