Professional Experience

Organizing/Advocacy Experience
  • National Council of La Raza, Organizer and Capacity Building Strategist
  • COPAA (Council of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates) Advocate Committee member (current)
  • Cirkiel and Associates Law Firm, Advocate
  • ACLU of TX, Organizer, School to Prison Pipeline Project
  • Advocacy, Inc., Special Education/Disability Advocate
  • Travis County MHMR, Advocate
  • Latina Mami, Advocate and Organizer (Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA)
  • Texans For Midwifery
  • KOOP Radio
Community Involvement/Leadership 
  • Disability Rights Legal Center of Los Angeles, Pro Bono Special Ed Advocate (2009-current)
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Foundation Communities (2008)
  • Host, “Mamis of Color” radio show, 91.7 FM (2000-2007)
  • Founder/Board Member, Latina Mami (2000-2007)
  • Board Member, Texans for Midwifery (2001-2002)
  • KOOP Radio Board Member (2006-2007)
  • Graduate of Partners in Policymaking (2005)
  • Member, Autism Regional Task Force (2006)
  • Election Committee Chair, KOOP Radio (2005-2006)
  • Austin ISD Special Education Citizen’s Advisory & Bilingual Committee (2005-2007)
  • Member, March of Dimes Program Services Committee (1999-2004)
Professional Trainings/Workshops  Attended 

  • Midwest Academy, Community Organizing training
  • La Tapizca, Community Organizing/Popular Education training
  • Texas Bar Association, Special Education and Juvenile Justice (2008, 2010)
  • National Organizer Training, Industrial Areas Foundation
  • Wrightslaw Bootcamp Advocacy Training (2007, 2008)
  • Partners in Policymaking (2005, yearlong advocacy training)
  • Texas Council on Family Violence Organizer Training
  • Incite! Women of Color Against Violence National Organizer Training
  • Latina Mami Leadership Training