Alma was born and raised on the south side of Tucson. She earned her Bachelors of Science and Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona. As a 14-year-old she was brutally attacked and subsequently exposed to the criminal justice system rigged against people of color. This experience showed her first hand what happens in our school to prison pipeline. For the last decade, she’s worked hard to elect Democrats in Arizona. Most recently she led efforts in Arizona to defeat the repeal of the ACA. Because of her experiences, she’s an outspoken activist on healthcare, public education and criminal justice reform.