Valdez Heron is the Apprentice Organizer at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice. Valdez grew up with a passion for politics and an urge to bring great changes to his community in New York City. He has been following the political field since 2008. In 2011, he had the opportunity to get involved with criminal justice reform work as an intern for the Drug Policy Alliance working on campaigns related to ending racially biased marijuana arrests in New York. Valdez is a graduate of the Common Justice program and resides in Flatbush, Brooklyn.