Gladiz Nava

Gladiz Nava joined Openlands in 2018 and serves at the Community Outreach Coordinator. In this position, Gladiz currently focuses on bringing much needed Openlands’ programming and services to communities on Chicago’s southwest side. Gladiz previously worked at a nonprofit that serviced Latinos in issues of immigration, health, and social justice. Gladiz is a certified women’s self defense and MMA instructor, offer free classes to underserved communities of color in her spare time.


  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Social Science in Latin American & Latino Studies, with a concentration on Cultural Studies of the Americas, DePaul University.

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