SFILEN & Rapid Response Network Staff
SFILEN is a collaborative of 13 community-based organizations. Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS) provides fiscal leadership for the network, and SFILEN coordinating staff are housed along with SF and Bay Area Rapid Response staff in DSCS’s Immigrant Rights & Community Empowerment program.
Gabriela (Gaby) Rodriguez, SF Rapid Response Network Coordinator
Gaby is a proud first-generation Salvadoreña raised in Chicago, Illinois. She learned to fight and advocate for herself and others while experiencing the socioeconomic and educational inequalities challenging her community after migrating with her family to the U.S. at the young age of 8. Following her passions for economic and social justice, she pursued two Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2020.
She hopes to continue her commitment to empower immigrant communities by uplifting the message of Power, Not Panic alongside the Rapid Response Team.
David Imhoff, SFILEN Program Coordinator
David joined DSCS as SFILEN Program Coordinator in October 2019 and currently oversees grant management, internal facilitation, and event and workshop coordination for the network. Previously, David worked for several years with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala, where he coordinated international support for social and environmental justice campaigns led by Guatemalan grassroots organizations, first as an international human rights accompanier with Indigenous and campesinx land defenders, and then as U.S. Operations & Programs Coordinator. He is also involved in anti-racist organizing and political education as a collective member of Catalsyt Project. David grew up on Susquehannock territory in rural Pennsylvania and earned a self-designed B.A. in 2012 from the Evergreen State College, where he studied Political Economy and Critical Pedagogy.
Aurora Gonzalez, Lead Dispatcher & IRCE Program Assistant
Aurora Gonzalez is a Mexican immigrant who came to this country with enormous dreams of continuing her studies, knowing that she would have opportunities here that weren’t available to her in her country. Shortly after arriving, she began studying English as a Second Language, International Business, and Business Administration at San Francisco Community College. Aurora is happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with non-profit organizations such as the Regional Policy Council of We Yee Children’s Services, where she served as Chair of the Family Leadership Committee, assisting with strategy, encouraging parents, and enhancing their ability to be their children’s voices and advocates. Currently, she continues her voluntary advocacy as secretary of the parents’ committee in her daughter’s elementary school. Aurora first worked with DSCS in 2019 and 2020 as a temporary administrative assistant for SFILEN. She rejoined the team in November 2021 as a program assistant for SFILEN and SFRRN, also serving as lead dispatcher on SFRRN’s 24-hour immigrant rights hotline.