Who We Are

Leili Davari-Bitton

Bay Area Regional Organizer

Leili Davari-Bitton serves on the Bend the Arc team as Bay Area Regional Organizer. As a Mexican/Iranian-American hailing from El Paso, TX, Leili spent the last six years in Los Angeles where she first got involved with Bend the Arc as a Jeremiah Fellow in 2011. The following year, she was selected as a Community Organizing Residency Fellow (COR) and was placed at the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). At CHIRLA, Leili organized a committee of domestic workers in the successful effort to pass the California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (AB 241), and on federal immigration reform. In 2013, after COR, Leili worked as an Organizer with Parent Revolution, where she organized Latino and African-American families to improve their local public schools. She was promoted to Lead Organizer in 2014, and organized two successful school transformation campaigns along with parent leaders.

Leili made the decision as a young adult to become Jewish when she discovered how central social justice and tikkun olam are within Judaism, and the opportunity to combine her love of organizing and Judaism into a career is a dream come true. Leili is fluent in Spanish, and seeks to further her Hebrew and Farsi language skills, and to explore as many hiking sites as possible in Northern California.