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Meet the Staff - Sylvia

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I am an El Paso native; born and raised Irvin graduate. My background is in law enforcement and I began my career in 2005 after receiving my degree in Criminal Justice. However, I realized that my passion was in helping individuals with mental health concerns. I’m recently returned to school and am now in my second year of grad school studying clinical mental health with an emphasis in addiction. 

Meet the Staff - Daniela

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Daniela Lastra and I am a native El Pasoan who recently moved back after spending three years in Austin discovering my passion for community and nonprofit work. 

Prior to joining the United Way of El Paso County team, I was working as a development manager for a Latina youth empowerment organization. In this role, I assisted in stewarding donor relations, special events, grants, and campaign fundraising. 

United Way builds volunteer capacity for migrant hospitality centers

When the migrant hospitality centers providing support to asylum seekers in El Paso began seeing a dramatic increase a few weeks ago, college student Janet Gutierrez knew she needed to commit her spare time to volunteering.      

“What motivated me to volunteer is the opportunity to be able to help others and make a difference for a group of people or even one person,” said Gutierrez. “Knowing that my work is valued and seeing the positive impact on the lives of others is very fulfilling.” 

Meet the Staff - Angelica

1.    Tell us about yourself. 

Born and raised in El Paso but left for many years to pursue my career in the Big Apple.  However, my love for the city and my family brought me back home in 2015.  

I am an accomplished, results-driven marketing professional that has serviced a variety of accounts for global and multinational clients –  just to name a few Procter & Gamble, Goya Foods and US Army.

I have a strong passion to bring positive and measurable change to the community and individuals in need through charitable giving.