Chelsea Infinity Gonzalez (she/they)
Chelsea Infinity Gonzalez is a queer, Afro-Bori attorney and youth rights champion from the Bronx, NY. Chelsea first began tackling reproductive justice issues while in high school as a TORCH peer leader, facilitating inclusive and medically accurate sexual health workshops to young people throughout New York City. This affirmed their passion for Black liberation, LGBTQ+ equity, decolonial feminism, and reproductive justice policy advocacy.
Chelsea is now a Law and Policy Analyst at Advocates for Youth, a national non-profit organization that seeks to advance the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice of young people across the country. Chelsea’s primary focus is federal and state abortion access, contraceptive equity, parental involvement laws impacting minors’ access to reproductive healthcare, and legislative and judicial tracking. Prior to Advocates, Chelsea served as the Western New York Regional Organizer for the National Institute for Reproductive Health, where they utilized digital organizing tools to help advance abortion access for those with the ability to become pregnant and to garner support for comprehensive sexuality education within New York State.
Chelsea additionally engaged in social justice advocacy at a variety of legal and community based organizations including: ACLU of Puerto Rico, Legal Assistance of Western New York, VOICE Buffalo, and Partnership for the Public Good. They have a proven track record of mentoring and supporting underrepresented students with their transition to college and with their pursuit of higher education. Chelsea firmly believes that their cumulative lived, professional, and academic experiences have all been rooted in stigma-busting and community building, integral parts of achieving personal and collective liberation. She trusts young people’s leadership and ability to shape the future of the reproductive justice movement.
Chelsea received a joint law degree and Master’s in Social Work from the University at Buffalo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Justice, with a concentration in Latine/x Studies Honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. In their spare time, Chelsea enjoys binge-watching reality TV, crafting, and cooking. They reside in New Jersey with their partner of five years and two mischievous tabby cats.