As an adult, I have lived in the Twin Cities and throughout Latin America, but was born and raised in southwest Minnesota in a tiny farming community called Currie. My parents and grandparents were born and raised in the area, so it is the heart of my family.
Since returning to Minnesota, I have developed a deeper appreciation for both the way of life and what we have to offer, locally and on a larger scale. I am concerned about the sustainability of what I know and love about rural Minnesota for future generations.
Through my work with the Center, I strive to amplify the voice of rural Minnesotans and facilitate action on issues important to them. I am naturally curious, and believe everyone I come into contact with has something to teach me. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to listen to my community and get a real idea of what they need, want, and value. I also speak Spanish and appreciate having the opportunity to learn more about the needs of Latinos in rural Minnesota.
When I’m not working, I love to travel as much as I can and spend time at the lake.