Kay Cuajunco is passionate about amplifying stories that center resilience and self-determination. With more than a decade of experience as an organizer, filmmaker, and communications strategist, she joined Change Consulting in 2022 as Communications Director specializing in narrative strategy, brand and messaging development, coaching and training.
Kay has worked with frontline organizers and statewide alliances across movements for racial, economic, educational, and environmental justice. As the Senior Narrative Strategist at Power California, she advanced narratives about the leadership of young people of color flexing their power from the streets to the ballot box on issues from affordable housing to police free schools. Prior to that, she was Communications Manager at the California Environmental Justice Alliance where she uplifted the voices of communities of color to win groundbreaking state policies for climate justice and supported local organizing to transform toxic hotspots into healthy neighborhoods. She first cut her teeth as an organizer for food justice and farmworker rights, reclaiming her connection to land as a granddaughter of rice farmers in the Philippines.
Kay holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an interdisciplinary Master’s from San Francisco State University. Her films have screened nationally at the Queer Women of Color Film Festival, Seattle Asian American Film Festival, San Francisco Green Film Festival, and the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. She finds joy swimming, surfing, skating or riding her bike all over Oakland.