Rockie Gonzalez (she/her), Deputy Director
Rockie builds infrastructure at AJC and oversees all internal operations. She collaborates with the Executive Director and all staff to ensure the strategic plan goals of the organization are met and contributes to program development and strategy across all areas of AJC’s work.
Rockie is an Indigenous Xicana from the Texas Rio Grande Valley residing in Austin for over 20 years. She is a long time trainer, facilitator and organizer. Her mission is to: build ground-up alternatives by operationalizing anti-racist values with a transformative, compassionate and decolonial approach rooted in Black Feminist Theory and indigenous knowledge to dismantle white supremacy. Rockie is also the Founder and Board Chair of the Frontera Fund in Texas, and an Undoing Racism trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.She is the mother of one human and a beagle. She is dedicated to decolonizing life and rooting in the spiritual practices of her ancestors as a practitioner of Danza Azteca, Curanderismo and Native American Church.“I believe that BIPOC leadership dedicated to the long-term work of building systems and institutions that are designed by us and for us is crucial to manifesting racial and reproductive justice.”