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Meet the Staff: Cicily

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in rural New Mexico then attended college for four years in New York City. Now that I have moved to El Paso to be closer with my family, I am enjoying the warm weather and great Mexican food. I spend my free time cooking, listening to music, or spending time with my family. I love to travel, and I cannot wait to do more of that when it is safe to do so. 

Meet the Staff: Cerrissa

1.     Tell us about yourself.

My name is Cerrissa Cuellar, I have a BA in Organizational Corporate Communication and Print Media, from the University of Texas at El Paso. I was born and raised in El Paso, but spent some years living in San Antonio, Phoenix, AZ, and most recently, Washington, DC. I am a mom of two little ones- my daughter Harper, who is 4 and my son Lincoln, who is 2. When we are not working, my husband and I enjoy traveling with our kids, and experiencing some of our favorite travel destinations, through the eyes of our children. 

Meet the New Philanthropy and Engagement Department

United Way of El Paso County is proud to introduce you to our newest department: Philanthropy & Engagement. A merging of our former Marketing and Resource Development departments, this team will focus on improving donor engagement and introducing newer digital technologies to improve communications strategies. This team will be the one helping drive a successful campaigns, engage employees and support organizations in leaving their mark on the community. 

Read on to get to know the members of our team, the work they do for our United Way, and more!

United Way of El Paso County announces elected officers, new and retiring board members

This past year has been nothing short of challenging. With the COVID-19 pandemic happening on the heels of a mass casualty event and a large migrant influx, our United Way was put to the test, but we continued to do what we do best: mobilize and respond. Now as we look to the future and make way for change within our organization, more than ever, we are grateful for all the work our board members have helped us accomplish. 

Meet the Staff: Christina

1.     Tell us about yourself.

My name is Christina Ayala. Born and raised bi-nationally in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juarez, Chih, MX. I am happily married to my wonderful husband, Joel, for almost 8 years. I am an animal lover and love my two pugs, Teddy and Piggy, to bits. I love all kinds of trivia but am a self-admitted history nerd. I also love to travel, and my travel bucket consists of visiting a major city on every continent.

Meet the Staff: Desiree

1.     Tell us about yourself.

Born and raised in El Paso, I have made a complete 180. In my past life, I was a hairstylist. So, making that career change was probably the best decision I have ever made. I am currently on my way to a BA in Social Psychology from Park University. I believe that I am an active person. I enjoy weight training, yoga, hiking, painting, and most importantly spending quality time with my daughter.

Meet the Staff: Vanessa

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I am Vanessa Medrano and I have called El Paso home for all of my life, even when I left town for school. I have a BSA in Human Development and Family Sciences with a minor in Psychology. I moved back to El Paso toward the beginning of 2020 and decided it was time to contribute to community that has contributed so much to my own growth.

2.     Give us a description of what you do for United Way.  

Meet the Staff: Cindiley

1.     Tell us about yourself.

My name is Cindiley Ojeda. I’m an enthusiastic UTEP Marketing student. I was born in El Paso, TX, however, I was raised in Cd. Juarez. I consider myself a very active person, always looking to do something productive with my life, but mainly helping others to achieve what they’re pursuing in life. 

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