Amanda Varela

State Level Organizer

(312) 332-7360

Amanda Varela is the State Level Organizer at ICIRR. In her role, she works to engage community leaders throughout the state of Illinois.  


Amanda is originally from southern California and is the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants. She received her Bachelors degree in English and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. Since graduating, she has worked with migrant farmworkers in rural Missouri, organized on Chicago’s southeast side, and is now organizing throughout the state.

ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.
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