Chelsea Infinity Gonzalez is a queer, Afro-Bori attorney and youth rights champion from the Bronx, NY. As a Law and Policy Analyst at Advocates for Youth, Chelsea’s portfolio includes federal and state abortion access, contraceptive equity, parental involvement laws impacting minors’ access to reproductive healthcare, and legislative and judicial tracking. Chelsea also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of SPARK, Reproductive Justice NOW, an Atlanta based reproductive justice organization working to ensure Black trans, queer, and gender-expansive youth in the South have the resources needed to make informed, sustainable, and liberatory decisions about their bodies, gender, sexualities, and lives.
Chelsea has an extensive history of helping marginalized youth realize their full potential and take control of their own reproductive destiny, beginning as a peer sex educator at age 15, and going on to work at several legal and community-based organizations. Prior to Advocates, Chelsea was the Western New York Regional Organizer for the National Institute for Reproductive Health, where they utilized digital organizing tools to advance abortion access and to garner support for comprehensive sexuality education for grades K-12 within New York State.
Chelsea received a joint law degree and a Master’s in Social Work from the University at Buffalo. They hold 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.