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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. 

Meet the Staff: Aylin

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in New Jersey, but have chosen to spend some time learning about life in El Paso recently. I have a Bachelor's degree in Child Advocacy and another in Psychology from Montclair State University. I have a passion for helping others and knowing I am doing the absolute best I can to do my part in this world. I also love all animals, especially my puppy Lucas. 

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

Meet the Staff: Jesus

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I was born in El Paso and lived in Cd. Juarez before coming back to El Paso at the age of 10. I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a double major in Human Resources and Computer Information Systems. I have worked in the non-profit sector all my life. I have been married for 4 years. Recently, I became a proud father of a beautiful baby girl. One of my favorite things to do is travel.

Meet the Staff: Valerie

1.     Tell us about yourself. 

My name is Valerie Mendoza, and I am the Community Resource Specialist for the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center. I am a mother of two. My son is 18 and my daughter is 13. We are a baseball family. My son has played baseball since he was 3 and my daughter has played softball since she was 8. Most of our free time is spent at some type of ball field. I am born and raised in this beautiful city and am so proud to call it home! I have worked in social services field for 11 years. I absolutely love helping the people of my community.

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