Mayra Fierro is a Dallas native and community leader whose perspective comes from experiencing homelessness after coming out at the age of 17. Her focus is to empower the community with authentic connections.
A decade of experience in personal and commercial insurance enhanced Mayra’s innate desire to build relationships while helping clients with risk management and asset protection. It’s a career she considers herself lucky to have discovered while being homeless, and it eventually provided the much-needed financial support to become house-stable.
As an adult advocate for youth, she served as co-chair of the Metro Dallas Youth Committee, a youth-informed network committed to reducing instances of homelessness for youth. She was also a Steering committee member and advocacy team lead for After8toEducate, a three-pillar program that supports unsheltered youth enrolled in DISD high schools and addresses the immediate needs of other homeless young adults.
Mayra is the founder and host of Cereal & Civil Rights, a casual public forum for discussing local issues in Dallas, and a key member of W.A.T.E.R., a team of community volunteers that mobilizes during local natural disasters, founded during winter storm Uri.
She graduated from Dallas College in 2022 with an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Peace and Human Rights and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
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