Guadalupe “Lupe” Romero Elicea is an L.A. Co-op Lab Board member and works as the Project Steward for the Climate Justice Alliance's Just Transition Revolving Loan Fund & Incubator. Originally born in Mexico City and raised in Michoacan, Lupe migrated to the United States South-Bay Area at the age of 17. Lupe became politically active after their enrollment in De Anza community college thanks to the group, Students for Justice. Additionally Lupe joined the Chincanx student organization, MEChA, where they were the Northern California National representative. These two groups led to opportunities to become involved with international solidarity movements, LGBTQ activism, immigrant rights struggles, and union organizing. Lupe also has a background in cooperatives as a Silk Screen printer. They were a worker-owner of Spectrum Apparel printing, and co-founder of its Political arm, Printers United, which was dedicated to the use of silk screen printing for art, revolutionary propaganda and social movement support. In their free time, Lupe enjoys spending time with their family, playing with their cat named Rascal, and listening to Metal in all its variations.