Zorayda Avila comes from Zacapu, Michoacán. She holds an undergraduate degree from the Universidad de Morelia in psychology, and a certificate in sexual education from the Instituto Mexicano de Sexologia in Mexico City. She currently lives in Chicago, where she is the Executive Director for the cultural and education center, Casa Michoacán in Chicago. She is the liaison between the Distance Learning Center of Michoacán (Centro de Educación Virtual a Distancia del Colegio de Bachillerres) and the two community Centers–Casa Michoacán in Chicago and Joliet. Since 2008 she has collaborated with Univisión Radio with themes of sexual health education and of support in the community. She is a board member of Red Mexicana and coordinator for women’s issues. Zorayda’s interests include health, human rights and, in particular, strengthening migrant women as community leaders.