Sebastian Fernandez Giraldo (he/him) works for Unemployed Workers United as a Bilingual Distributed Organizer. He was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Advance, North Carolina when he was twelve. He’s been moving around the state ever since, attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro for Economics and International Studies, then North Carolina State University in Raleigh for a Masters in Economics. Originally planning to work in economic development, a detour through the private sector and an attempt at a startup convinced him individual action within the existing power structure would not help make the world a better place. With the Bernie 2020 campaign he became a dedicated volunteer as part of the Spanish texting team and the Bernie Victory Captains program learning invaluable skills for collective organizing. Professionally Sebastian enjoys working with data and IT systems. During his personal time, he enjoys biking, concerts, and playing video/board games with friends. His BBQ rankings go vinegar first, then mustard, then everything else.