Maricela Gutierrez is the Project Manager of the CA Worker Cooperative and brings five years of restaurant industry and project management experience, including launching a restaurant by obtaining permits and licenses, business planning, creating and following financial projections, and enterprise architecture and design. Her personal mission and drive is to help change the restaurant industry into a more equitable and sustainable workplace for the backbone of the industry, the workers.
Khalid Kaldi loves narrative. Born in 1995, he spent his formative years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Amman, Jordan, in a Palestinian household devoted to word work. As a child, he read early and often, wrote bars in junior high school, and dabbled in fiction during his teenage years in Santa Barbara, California. In May 2021, Kaldi will earn his MPP from UC Berkeley and focus his work on deepening democracy, building power with people, and telling the truth—though narrative remains his beloved cup of tea.
Kaldi buys books, these days, from Marcus Books in Oakland, CA. Send him your best recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Khalid KaldiCA Lead Organizer
Khalid Kaldi, CA Lead Organizer