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STAFF

Yesenia Mata

Executive Director

Yesenia Mata is the Executive Director at La Colmena. As the daughter of formerly undocumented immigrants, Yesenia has been advocating for immigration reform. She has been recognized as a 40 under 40 Rising Star and received a prestigious Proclamation from the City of New York for her work in the Latinx community. She was also appointed by previous Mayor DeBlasio to serve as commissioner for the NYC Racial Justice Commission and appointed by Mayor-elect Adams to serve in the immigration transition team. In her free time, Yesenia enjoys running and spending time with her cute cat.

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Immigrants contributions to NYC
Where to find the best Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza