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What is your name?
What do you do in the community?
I am the Bilingual Outreach and Victim Specialist at the Julie Valentine Center. I advocate for clients who have been sexually abused. I help connect clients to resources in the community they might be in need of.
What is your –or your family’s- country of origin?
What is something that stands out about Mexico?
How kind and grateful people are.
What is something that you miss from Mexico?
The food, it tastes so much different in Mexico. Even if you recreate a traditional dish it does not taste the same.
What is something you wish people knew about Mexico?
That Mexico is so much more than what we see on T.V. It is so much more than just drugs, gangs, or violence. There is vibrancy and culture everywhere you go. Mexico has some of the most beautiful scenery and places to explore.
Is there something you wish were different about Mexico?
I wish there were more opportunities for the people. I wish there was less violence.
What is your favorite food from Mexico?
Corn tamales and tacos
What is your favorite song by someone from Mexico?
'Que Vida La Mía' by Reik
Is there anything else you want to add about Hispanic Heritage Month?
Hispanic Heritage Month is about celebrating culture, history, and the achievements of a community that brings so much to the table.