Katrina Cortes is a mixed Filipina Latina from Queens, NY. She currently finds paid work through an Americorps Program called Public Allies, where she is placed at GOLES – Good Old Lower East Side – doing popular education and leadership development trainings for GOLES membership. Katrina is also a developing cultural worker and musician, and aims to develop her power through art. Her two years with Public Allies has taught Katrina the power of building relationships and community building in order to create change. On a warm day, you can find her on a bench, people watching or reading a book, dreaming of the day when all our people are free… or when she can open up a bookstore community space in Queens!