2023-2024 ASD Board Members

Yusef Miller (he/him/his) is the Executive Director of North County Equity & Justice Coalition, founder of of Mosques Against Trafficking.

Executive Director

Upon retirement from the Armed Service, Yusef filled his time with Social Justice activities, first though Interfaith teams, Escondido Together, Poway Interfaith Team(POINT), San Diego Regional Interfaith Collaborative(SDRIC),..as well as the District Attorney’s Interfaith Advisory Council and the San Diego Anti-Hate Crimes Coalition…fighting disparities on all fronts, Race, Religion, Gender, Immigration Status… Just to name a few. Yusef is a leader in the Saving Lives in Custody Campaign.

Board President/Chair

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Will Johnson (he/him/his) is

Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla (she/hers) is a half-Pakistani, half-Peruvian political organizer from Chicago who ran for Congress in Los Angeles (CA-34) in 2020. She’s spent most of her adult life organizing with Peace Action for a peaceful, sustainable US foreign policy, and continues to do so as ASD’s liaison with Grassroots Global Justice.

Interim Board Vice President/Chair

In her words:
“I studied political science in college, spent a semester in DC, and didn’t see where I fit into the political world. Wars sold to us Americans based on lies left me saddened & I felt powerless to impact change until I discovered the power of grassroots organizing. 
Building durable power, I learned, takes work. The impact, though, of stepping out of my comfort zone, talking to strangers, inspiring them to join, donate and begin taking political action actually led to tangible victories!
When I realized that my Representative was pretending to be far more progressive than he actually was, I decided to use the skills I developed as an organizer to run for Congress. While the experience left me more concerned than ever before about the corrupting influence of money in politics – it also has left me hopeful that change is possible, and passionate about helping others learn how to run. 
Finding Activist San Diego after moving to town actually felt like coming home. The warmth and depth of the leadership team inspired me to get involved and I am excited to support the growth and empowerment of the ASD community as a board member.”

ASD Representative to Mexican Solidarity Coalition

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Valentin Ramirez (he/him/his) is one of the founders of Mexican Solidarity Coalition / Coalicion en Solidaridad con Mexico. He is active on both sides of the border.


Alexander Polvorosa (he/him/his)


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Sergio Padilla (he/him/his)


Lucila Conde (she/her/hers)

Board Member

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Board Member

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“I am a friendly, attentive, and detail oriented political scientist. I moved to San Diego from Florida about four years ago, and have enjoyed it thus far. I am originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan (where I was born), and moved to America when I was 5 months old. I am passionate about social justice, specifically in the areas of racial justice and criminal justice. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Masters in Political Science and minor in Intelligence and Security Studies. Through which I published my thesis, theorizing the correlation between ethnic conflict and cultural tolerance.”

Ajara Boulibekova (she/her/hers)
Recent graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Masters Degree in Political Science, Global Studies,  and International Relations (minor in Intelligence and National Security). I am proficient in STATA, R, SPSS, and all things Word. I have ample experience working with both qualitative and quantitative research methods and analyzing data for policy assessment. I carry excellent communication, organizational, and critical thinking skills.