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.  

I am blessed to be able to support the United Way as the Academic Success Coordinator Vista. I work with both BOOST our Borderland Out of School Time Network and Grade Level Reading Program.  In my role, I am able to support El Paso youth in their academic success after school time.          

3.     Why is this work so important to our community?

Our work is vital because our youth are important and we need to support them and the organizations that provide services to them so we continue to make sure we can provide a safe environment for them to grow and flourish as individuals. 

4.     What is the most surprising thing you have learned about the community and yourself in your time at United Way? 

I have been so impressed with how well the United Way perseveres in times of adversity and makes sure we put our community first in every possible way. 

5.     Share a quote that motivates you as a person and as a member of the United Way team.

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” - Euripides