Graciela Olivarez was born March 9, 1928, in Phoenix, Arizona and she died September 19, 1987, in New Mexico. She also went to school at Notre Dame Law School. She has 5 siblings a mother and father.
Graciela Olivarez was the first female and Latina graduate of Notre Dame Law School. Then she returned to Arizona as a consultant for the National Urban Coalition and became the director of the Food for All federal program. She improved federal food initiatives like food stamps, school lunches, and surplus food distribution.
Graciela Olivarez was a brave woman who lived her life fighting for the underprivileged people's rights, dealing with the stereotypes of Mexican Americans, and just helping those who needed her help and assistance.