Senior Program Assistant, Partnership for the Bay's Future
Why do you do what you do?
I am a first generation San Franciscan, and a descendant of immigrant parents who fled their war-torn native land, El Salvador. A passion for community service and organizing was a gift passed on to me by a remarkable, warrior woman, my mother, who lost everything due to tyranny and violence. Since the age of 16, I have been fighting oppression and working at the forefront of intersectionality. Throughout my career, I’ve focused on access to education, housing, and opportunities. As a rare San Francisco native, I’m working passionately toward a day when this city will welcome back the children that it’s displaced.
What drew you to the foundation?
Throughout my grassroots and non-profit career, I was able to impact lives through the resources the foundation has provided for all of the amazing organizations that are working in the trenches. Philanthropy creates incredible opportunities for individuals from impoverished backgrounds.
How would you describe your role?
I provide critical support for the Partnership for the Bay’s Future.
Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
I’m currently on the board of a local, semi-pro, supporter-owned soccer team, the San Francisco City Football Club.