1. Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in El Paso for most of my life. I am an undergrad student at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Bilingual Education with an expected graduation of December or 2019! I have three siblings, who I love with all my heart. I am very involved at UTEP, participating in organizations such as Texas State Teachers Association- Aspiring Educators (TSTA-AE) and Student Government Association and serve as part of both boards.
2. Give us a description of what you do for United Way.
I am a student intern under the Work Study Program under UTEP, working with United Way as the Community Impact Intern. My job entails maintaining communication with the volunteers and agencies we serve here in United Way, through the VolunteerElPaso.org, a volunteer match site that connects individuals to service projects.
3. Why is this work so important to our community?
There is no better way to get to know your community and city than by contributing as part of all the wonderful things people are doing. The work that I do will continue to create a bridge between volunteers, agencies and United Way.
4. What is the most surprising thing you have learned about the community and yourself in your time at United Way?
From my time here, I have learned that there is so much opportunity to grow and participate in El Paso. There are so many amazing agencies and organizations that we work with that are doing great things for the community.
5. Share a quote that motivates you as a person and as a member of the United Way team.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi