I am a full-time student at UCSC (go Banana Slugs!) studying history and education. As a former foster youth myself, Mesa's mission is personal to me. Providing young adults with the tools they need to be successful is crucial to creating both an equitable and healed community.
As an entrepreneur, I am very proud to have been able to contribute to the founding of Mesa. Now as a member of Mesa's board, I'm excited to contribute to our jobs program, connecting participants with small businesses in our community.
As a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner working with youth within Child Welfare Services for over 25 years, I see Mesa’s mission to prevent homelessness models a new and necessary paradigm of intervention among society's most vulnerable and high-risk population. It is a privilege to be involved as Mesa becomes seeded.
There is great satisfaction in being able to use my legal and real estate development background to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth by providing supportive housing at a time of great need.
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Each of us deserve to be safe and supported as we determine our own future. I am honored to be part of the team at Mesa as we provide this opportunity for our participants.