Guisela Mishel Ramos was born in the beautiful town of Sanarate, Guatemala. She migrated alone to the states at age 7, embarking on a journey with the hopes to reunite with her mother. They were connected in 2003 and the Fruitvale became her new home. As a high school student she remembers being this quiet and timid girl, afraid of people finding out her undocumented status. That all changed when she joined 67 Sueños. In 67 she learned to express herself and found her voice through spoken word. She used her newfound power to speak out against unjust immigration policies and violence impacting her community.
For the past 5 years she has been dedicating her time to working with middle school aged youth as an academic mentor at Urban Promise Academy, giving back to the same middle school community that watched her grow. Today she returns to 67 Sueños with the hopes of empowering youth to find their own voice.
At any given moment you can find Guisela giving light, love, and water to her plantitas or diving into a new mystery book.