Claudia Sofía Garriga-López is an Assistant Professor of Queer and Trans Latinx Studies in the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies of California State University, Chico. After participating in EMERGE Claudia went on to be a part of the Art and Resistance course in San Cristóbal de las Casas, México.  She is thrilled to be a part of the hemi family because there are always events, programs, and people, that bring politics and art together in meaningful ways.