LaVida leads Bread’s work in building and supporting Bread’s grassroots network across the country.
LaVida has experience creating grassroots campaigns that engage community members, major stakeholders, and elected officials. While working for the National Organization for Women Foundation, she created a voter registration and “Get Out the Vote” campaign targeting the African-American and Latina/o communities. She has also provided technical assistance and training for local community organizations around the country addressing affordable housing issues.
LaVida studied political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign.