Lisa Marie Alatorre, MA is a community organizer, coach, and trainer with over 18 years professional work experience from a PIC Abolition and Anti-oppression movement building framework. Born and raised in Peoria, Arizona, she is currently based out of Middle Tennessee. She is a Queer Femme of Indigenous, Mexican, and Jewish descent.

Lisa Marie’s work as a community organizer and policy advocate have had direct impacts on preserving the rights of people of color and homeless & poor people locally and nationally, including fighting back criminalization, incarceration, and demanding housing and basic needs. Some examples of her campaign work, in multi-media form, can be viewed here.

Lisa Marie earned her Masters Degree from the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration where she focused on Community Organizing and Public Policy. Lisa Marie was also a 2011 Women’s Policy Institute Fellow and recipient of the 2014 Berger-Marks Foundation Edna Award of Distinction for Women Leaders Under 35. She also served on the 2016 San Francisco Working Group to Re-Envision the Jail Project. She has previously served on the Board of Director’s for the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, Hospitality House, and the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois.

Her long list of passions include voraciously reading, traveling anywhere, cooking+baking, making/altering clothes, gardening, volunteering, learning, and media-making.

To contact Lisa Marie, email her at: lisa.alatorre[at]