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.
I am the Community Engagement Intern and work alongside the Community Engagement Coordinator. I assist her with programs such as Young Leaders Society, RISE, and VolunteerElPaso.org.
3. Why is this work so important to our community?
This work is important to our community because it gives us the opportunity to connect with the people of El Paso and bring volunteering opportunities to them as well as provide ways for them to expand their knowledge of the community.
4. What is the most surprising thing you have learned about the community and yourself in your time at United Way?
I have learned that team work, whether it be within your own department or other departments, is absolutely necessary in order to successfully complete events and tackle tasks. Also, the amount of planning and developing that goes on behind closed doors in order to accomplish goals is surprising and takes a lot of dedication. I have learned that with organizations like United Way, you never stop learning. Each day brings new tasks as well as new learned experiences.
5. Share a quote that motivates you as a person and as a member of the United Way team.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – President Barack Obama