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Meet the Staff: Pat

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I am a fourth generation El Pasoan from the historic town of Ysleta.  I am also the first in my family to receive both an undergraduate and graduate degree.  I obtained my Bachelor and Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix, while working, volunteering and raising a family.  I have twenty years of accounting experience and currently pursuing a certification in Leadership at the University of Phoenix

Meet the Staff: Marlene

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I was born in Albuquerque, NM and raised in El Paso, TX. I am an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso and I am pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in history. 

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

I am the Program Specialist; I oversee the HOPES Parent as Teachers Program, outreach, event coordination, data entry and management, among other duties.

Meet the Staff: Priscilla

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in El Paso and I graduated from Austin High School. Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at El Paso. I hope to one day work in the law enforcement field and have an impact in the community I will serve. 

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

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.”