Frances Valdez

Executive Director, Houston in Action

Frances joined Houston in Action as Facilitator in June 2018 and became the Executive Director in June 2019. Frances practiced immigration law for 13 years and began her career as a Clinical Fellow at the UT Immigration Clinic. She also worked for Baker Ripley working to improve access to legal services for low income immigrants.

At United We Dream she developed immigration policy, supported advocacy efforts and managed civic engagement efforts. Frances has served on the board of ACLU of Texas, Culture Source, Inc., The Hollyfield Foundation, The Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, The GLBT Political Caucus, United We Dream, Latino Giving Houston and the State Bar of Texas: Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee.