About Us

We are Moms, Tias, Ninas and Play-Tias who love children in our lives and we want to help every child succeed in school. Navigating schools and education—from preschool to college—is hard. We want to help each other with this.

We are all in this together with you. We want to be a resource for you and for all of the children you love. Whether you need some info or you have info to share, you know where to go…LA Comadre.

Get to know us from our introductory post or check us out below.

Abel SalasAbel Salas

Based in Los Angeles, journalist and poet Abel Salas has written for The Austin Chronicle, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Weekly and the New York Times, among others. His poems have appeared in Zyzzyva, Beltway Quarte...

Adriana MaestasAdriana Maestas

Adriana Maestas is a Southern California-based freelance writer and education professional. Her writing has been published in NBC Latino, KCET.org, BlogHer.com, Alternet, and The Electronic Intifada.

She has worked in the non-profit sector...

Adriana MartinezAdriana Martinez

Adriana Martinez is passionate about increasing educational and socio-economic opportunities for underrepresented populations. As Director of External Affairs – Statewide Relations at AT&T, Adriana leads and develops strategic partnerships...

Alicia ChristiansenAlicia Christiansen

Alicia Christiansen is the first college graduate in her military family and the only special education teacher to ever receive the Key to the District where she has taught special needs students for over 16 years. Since she was once a Spe...

Alma RenteriaAlma Renteria

Alma-Delia Renteria is a proud product of Lynwood schools. As a student in Lynwood, Alma was very involved which developed in her a passion for community outreach and education. After graduating UC Riverside, with a B.A. in English and a ...

Alma V. MarquezAlma V. Marquez

Alma V. Marquez is the founder of LaComadre.org and is the founder and CEO of Del Sol Group, a communications and public affairs firm focusing on Strategy, Outreach and Leadership in Education, Voter and Civic Engagement. She specialize...

Ana Beatriz CholoAna Beatriz Cholo

Ana Beatriz Cholo, California Charter Schools Association, Los Angeles Communications Manager.

Ana BojorquezAna Bojorquez

Ana Gonzalez Bojorquez is an immigrant from Mexico. At age 17, who won First place in a district-wide essay contest from the Rialto Unified School District, celebrating the life of Cesar Chavez, receiving some remarkable and admirable awards,...

Angelina SáenzAngelina Sáenz

Angelina Sáenz piloted the acclaimed Aldama Elementary Dual Language program in northeast Los Angeles in 2008 and served as lead teacher from 2009-2013. She provides school-based support in elementary writing as a teacher consultant and fe...

Audrey DowAudrey Dow

Audrey Dow grew up in East Los Angeles. Like her parents before her, she attended James A. Garfield High School. Seeing potential in Audrey, her parents, counselors, and teachers at Garfield worked together to ensure she went to college.
To...

Beth HawkinsBeth Hawkins

Every child, regardless of circumstance, can flourish in a great school.

Do you believe that? I do.

I’m Beth Hawkins and I write about education. I tell stories about schools and about the policies and policymakers who determine whethe...

Beto VasquezBeto Vasquez

Beto is the youngest of four children born to Mexican parents and was raised in Logan Heights, a community riddled with gangs, drugs & violence. Once a high school dropout, he has overcome homelessness, incarceration and addiction and manage...

Bobby VerdugoBobby Verdugo

Bobby Verdugo was a leader of the historic 1968 high school walkouts of East Los Angeles, a historic student-led effort to bring education reform to the disenfranchised schools on the Eastside. In addition to educational and policy improveme...

Brenda BenitezBrenda Benitez

Brenda Benitez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and grew up in Chicago, IL with her 4 brothers and sisters. She recently graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, where she studied Public Policy with a concentration in Psychology....

Brittany PacknettBrittany Packnett

EdLoC
We are Education Leaders of Color. A membership organization dedicated to elevating the leadership, voices and influence of people of color in education.

Brittany Packnett
educator. activist. protestor. black. believer. unashamed. TFA...

CALmattersCALmatters

CALmatters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.
Environmental regulation, education, health care, criminal justice, economic inequality – the deb...

Carmelita Ramirez-SanchezCarmelita Ramirez-Sanchez

Carmelita Sanchez’s distinguished 20+ year career in broadcasting and entertainment includes a string of “firsts”—from first female vice-president of a hip-hop record label (Poetic Groove/Interscope) to first female radio DJ to reach ...

Caroline BermudezCaroline Bermudez

Caroline Bermudez joined Education Post as its Senior Writer after eight years as a journalist. She was Staff Editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, covering the nonprofit world, with a particular focus on foundations and high net-worth giv...

Cecy EquihuaCecy Equihua

Cecy Equihua currently teaches kindergarten at Lucille Roybal-Allard Elementary School and has been working as a teacher for 12 years. She grew up in Huntington Park and always knew she wanted to return to her community to teach. She is li...

Chris BertelliChris Bertelli

Chris Bertelli is the founder of Bertelli Public Affairs, an education public affairs consultancy based in Sacramento, California. He specializes in working with clients focused on improving educational equity in California public schools.

Christalyn SolomonChristalyn Solomon

About D.c. K12 and Christalyn Solomon:

All too often, the communities most impacted by policy choices in urban education are left out of the discussion around those changes. DC Public Schools has been at the epicenter of these discussions...

Cindy BorbonCindy Borbon

Cindy Borbon is a Co-founder and Editorial Manager of LaComadre.org. She is a single mother of 2 who graduated from Bell High School when she was five months pregnant. Becoming a teen mom forced her to become self-sufficient and very respons...

Colleen KennedyColleen Kennedy

Colleen Kennedy will be the founding school leader of KIPP Corazón Academy in Southeast Los Angeles, which will open its doors in fall 2017. Prior to opening KIPP Corazón, Colleen was a Dean and teacher at KIPP Comienza Community Prep. Col...

Cynthia KanaguiCynthia Kanagui

Cynthia and her three siblings were raised by two hard-working, immigrant parents in the San Joaquin Valley. She and her brothers and sisters were the first in their family to graduate from college and her parents’ unwavering focus on col...

Cynthia LopezCynthia Lopez

Cynthia Lopez was born and raised in the South East LA area. As a product of LAUSD she remembers fondly her time at Loma Vista Elementary, Nimitz Jr. High and Bell High School. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz wi...

Cynthia M. RuizCynthia M. Ruiz

Cynthia M. Ruiz is an Author, Professor, Inspirational Speaker, Leadership expert and Executive Coach. Receiving over 50 accolades and awards for her leadership and service to Los Angeles.

She currently serves as a Los Angeles City Commissi...

D'Anza SmithD'Anza Smith

D’Anza Smith is a Fisher Fellow with KIPP Public Charter Schools. Next year, D’Anza will be the founding School Leader of a KIPP middle school in Huntington Park which is part of LAUSD. Currently, she is an Assistant School Leader at KIPP...

Daniela FelixDaniela Felix

Daniela is a first generation college student who is heavily involved in education in her home district, West Contra Costa Unified. After becoming a mother at a young age, Daniela’s passion for education justice only intensified and she b...

Danielle MejiaDanielle Mejia

Danielle Mejia was born and raised in the Inland Empire and now resides in San Bernardino. She attended private school in San Bernardino from Kindergarten to 12th grade and attended college at California State University San Bernardino. Dani...

Desiree MartinezDesiree Martinez

Desiree Martinez is a proud native from South Central Los Angeles and a first generation college graduate from UCLA. Upon experiencing the lack of representation of students of color at UCLA, she began to advocate for education reform in orde...

Dina CervantezDina Cervantez

Dina is a Chicana, daughter of once immigrant parents who worked the fields in pursuit of the American Dream. Although a once labeled an “at risk youth,” Dina found her way and voice in organizing for equity and access to education. Sh...

Dr. Ref RodriguezDr. Ref Rodriguez

Dr. Ref Rodriguez grew up in Cypress Park and is the first of five children of Mexican immigrants to graduate from college. He co-founded the Partnerships to Uplift Communities, charter public schools that currently serve the communitie...

Dulce RamirezDulce Ramirez

Dulce Ramirez is the campaign manager for Students for Education Reform in California, Los Angeles, where she works with other college students to build power and create change for educational justice and equity. She is a a senior atten...

Edna BecerraEdna Becerra

Edna Becerra is the Associate Director of Web Strategy and Multimedia at Whittier College. With more than a decade of experience in the higher education realm, she has a deep understanding of the college preparation and admission processes,...

Education Leaders of ColorEducation Leaders of Color

EdLoC
We are Education Leaders of Color. A membership organization dedicated to elevating the leadership, voices and influence of people of color in education.

Layla Avila serves as CEO/Executive Director of Education Leaders of Color. Along ...

Education Trust WestEducation Trust West

Advocates for educational justice and the high academic achievement of all California students, particularly those of color and living in poverty.

Equity-Driven • Data-Centered • Student-Focused

Elisa PerezElisa Perez

As a second generation Mexican-American and first generation college graduate, Elisa had to navigate the education system mostly on her own. A fierce advocate for education equity for children of color and their parents, Elisa’s passion...

Elizabeth JinzoElizabeth Jinzo

Elizabeth is Founder of Designated Exceptional Services For Independence is a nonprofit organization that dedicates itself to servicing people with disabilities. They have developed a program of Community Integration and are now incorpora...

Elsa CardonaElsa Cardona

Elsa Cardona was born in Houston, Texas to Cuban immigrants. She is currently a stay at home single mom determined to get her teaching credential. Elsa graduated from Huntington Park High School in Southeast Los Angeles and went on to do...

Erika SanziErika Sanzi

Erika Sanzi is a mother of three sons and taught in public schools in Massachusetts, California and Rhode Island. She has served on her local school board in Cumberland, RI, advocated for fair school funding at the state level, and worke...

Evan GutierrezEvan Gutierrez

Evan Gutierrez is a school administrator, pedagogy nerd and advocate for educational equity in the Latino community. Formerly a creative professional, Gutierrez began his work in education as a teaching artist. His work has focused on curric...

Evelyn MaciasEvelyn Macias

Evelyn Macias is the mother of Julia Macias, one of nine student plaintiffs behind the education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.

Evren AratEvren Arat

Assistant Director, Supported Employment at Designated Exceptional Services For Independence.

Frank (Cisco) SaldañaFrank (Cisco) Saldaña

Frank (Cisco) Saldaña is a stand-up comedian from Huntington Park, California. He is the father of two boys, one in fourth grade and one in kindergarten at Aspire Antonio Maria Lugo Academy.

Frank has performed live at the Comedy Store, Imp...

Gary HardieGary Hardie

Gary Hardie was born and raised in Lynwood, California.
He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, majoring in English, with a minor in marketing and is pursuing his MBA in Organizational Leadership and Sustainable Business Practice...

Graciela de la Torre-FerradaGraciela de la Torre-Ferrada

Graciela Ferrada was born in Jalisco, Mexico. In 1964, she and her family migrated to California. She worked for the local school district 40 years, where she saw first-hand the lack of adequate education for Latino children and their parents.

...

Guillermo CamarilloGuillermo Camarillo

Guillermo Camarillo is a Chicago native currently studying at Stanford University — class of 2020. His intended major is in engineering, but he is still not sure what specific type of engineering he wants to study. He was born and raise...

Isaac AlvaradoIsaac Alvarado

Isaac Alvarado is a first-generation Mexican American. He grew up in East Los Angeles where he witnessed many inequities in access, even as a young boy. His parents were committed to providing him and his sisters an environment that was condu...

Isabel CarreraIsabel Carrera

Isabel Carrera is a graduate student in the environmental studies program at the University of Washington School of Environment and Forest Science. She has a background in biological sciences and science and technology studies. In the Un...

Janie CarnockJanie Carnock

Guest Blogger
Program Associate, New America
Washington, D.C.
Janie Tankard Carnock is a program associate in the education policy program at New America where she provides research and analysis on policies related to dual language-learn...

Jennifer PeckJennifer Peck

Jennifer Peck is executive director for Partnership for Children & Youth, a nonprofit that works to expand access to high quality after school and summer programs for California students. For more information about the Save After School Educa...

Jerilyn Lopez-MendozaJerilyn Lopez-Mendoza

Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza is an environmental attorney. She grew up in Montebello, where her parents still live, and is a proud graduate of Montebello High School, Stanford University (where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies)...

Jocelyn SidaJocelyn Sida

Jocelyn Sida, is the State Director for Mi Familia Vota- Nevada. She is originally from Los Angeles, CA. Jocelyn Sida graduated with her BA in Political Science and International Relations as well as Immigration Law. Jocelyn participated in...

Juan CasasJuan Casas

Juan C. Casas was born in Mexico and was brought to the US at the age of two. He grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and attended several schools because his family moved frequently. During the summer before starting ...

Judy LinJudy Lin

Judy Lin is a staff reporter for CALmatters, covering education, pensions and finance. Her piece on “The Price of Education” revealed how fragile school funding is in California, particularly as teacher retirement costs rise amid econ...

Julia MaciasJulia Macias

Julia Macias is a fifteen-year-old high school student in Los Angeles, who participates in her school’s debate team and serves on LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King’s Student Advisory Council. Julia was also one of nine student plaintiff...

Keri RodriguesKeri Rodrigues

Keri Rodrigues Lorenzo is Matthew, Miles and David’s mom—an awesome family that lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is founder and Mom-in-Chief at Massachusetts Parents United, a parent advocacy group bringing together thousand...

Laura WatersLaura Waters

Laura Waters writes about New Jersey and New York education policy and politics. She taught writing to low-income students of color at SUNY Binghamton through an Educational Opportunity Program.
She is based in New Jersey, where she and...

Leticia Chavez-GarciaLeticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Let...

Lily GonzalezLily Gonzalez

Lily Gonzalez was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, the daughter of a single, immigrant father. Lily strives to make her father’s dream of a family of college graduates come true. She is a product of LAUSD Schools and a graduat...

Lisette Medina DuarteLisette Medina Duarte

Lisette Medina-Duarte is a bilingual Los Angeles native. She grew up in Northeast Los Angeles’ Highland Park and graduated from Franklin High School. She continues to live in Highland park with her husband and her two children, who are on...

Maia EspinozaMaia Espinoza

Maia is a small business owner and Latino leadership advocate based in Olympia, Washington. With both of her parents enlisted in the military, Maia attended more than a dozen public schools across the country being one of the first of her fa...

Marcos AguilarMarcos Aguilar

Anahuacalmecac Heads of School
Marcos Aguilar
(Azteca Mexicano) Marcos is Executive Director and Co-Head of School of Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America. Mr. Aguilar received a Bachelor’s degree in Chicana &...

Maria Elena HewettMaria Elena Hewett

Maria Elena Hewett, MANM, grew up in West Hollywood, California. She works in operations in the field of supportive housing. Her recent experience with education is serving as a youth mentor at various art organizations and urban fa...

Maria Elena MoralesMaria Elena Morales

Maria Elena Morales, Co-founder and President of the Urban Scholars Union, a student organization that advocates for students with lived experience, committed to empowering all cultures transitioning from incarceration to education. She gradu...

Maria PinedoMaria Pinedo

Maria Pinedo is a parent leader at Alliance Collins Family College Ready High School in Huntington Park, CA. The mother of two Alliance Collins students, Maria is deeply involved in the decision-making process at her school. As part of...

Mariah DiazMariah Diaz

Mariah A. Diaz is currently a freshman at San Jose State University. For the first 9 years of her education, her mother and grandmother drove her 7 miles away to another school district because LAUSD didn’t provide high quality options were...

Mariana MartinezMariana Martinez

Mariana G. Martinez, PhD, is the eldest of three and the first in her family to earn a high school diploma and a higher education. She was raised by immigrant parents that encouraged her to get an education so that one day she could work ...

Mariela MartinezMariela Martinez

Mariela Martinez is a senior political science major and interfaith minor at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.

Mariela RenteriaMariela Renteria

Mariela Renteria born and raised in Lynwood California, and a proud product of Lynwood schools. She has been deeply involved with her school district back when she was a student in Lynwood and now as an alumni. As a high school student she se...

Marisol ReruchaMarisol Rerucha

Marisol Quevedo Rerucha was born and raised in San Diego, California where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English at San Diego State University (SDSU) in 1998. She taught Middle School then High School while earning her Master’s De...

Marta A. Segura, M.P.H.Marta A. Segura, M.P.H.

Marta A. Segura is the CEO of her Public Affairs firm GOLD, a change agent, strategist, coalition builder, nonprofit consultant, and Board member of the Southern California Leadership Network, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters. Sh...

Martha A. Rivas, Ph.D.Martha A. Rivas, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha A. Rivas is a first-generation college and postgraduate scholar. Dr. Rivas dedicated 15-consecutive years at UCLA, earning bachelor degrees in comparative literature, Chicana/o Studies, master’s and Ph.D. in education.
Origin...

Mary NajeraMary Najera

Mary Najera is the Director of Community Relations and Recruitment for Extera Public Schools.

MaryCarmen PlancarteMaryCarmen Plancarte

MaryCarmen is an entrepreneur, wife and mother of two children. Her main priority is helping her children succeed in school. She values quality education and supports school choice.

Melanie GutierrezMelanie Gutierrez

For as long as she can remember, Melanie Gutierrez has always loved reading and writing. She is currently a high school senior at Huntington Park Institute of Applied Medicine and getting ready to graduate this June. She will start college ...

Melissa RevueltaMelissa Revuelta

Melissa Revuelta is the proud mom of a soulful 5 year old boy, an educator and certified life coach. She is a graduate of St. Paul High School, UCLA and National University. Currently as the Teaching and Learning Framework Coach for Long B...

Michael VaughnMichael Vaughn

Michael Vaughn joined Education Post as Director of Communications after working for 18 years in the communications offices of two urban school districts. He worked with the leadership teams of Paul Vallas and Arne Duncan in the Chicago Pu...

Monica Luna GonzalezMonica Luna Gonzalez

Monica Luna Gonzalez is a mom of two children. Her oldest is a high school senior and her youngest is not quite ready for school- he prefers the sandbox these days. She was a teen mom who graduated from Bell High School despite the challe...

Myrna CastrejónMyrna Castrejón

Myrna Castrejón, Great Public Schools Now’s Executive Director, worked at the California Charter Schools Association in various key leadership roles since 2003, including as the Acting Chief Executive Officer. She has also been a consultan...

Myrna ReyesMyrna Reyes

Myrna Reyes works at the Center for Powerful Public Schools as college and career pathways liaison at Community Health Advocates School (CHAS), located in South Central Los Angeles. She grew up in the neighborhood.

Nadra Kareem NittleNadra Kareem Nittle

Nadra Kareem Nittle is a Los Angeles-based journalist. She’s reported on education for the Los Angeles News Group, the Atlantic, EdSource and others.

Norma C. LopezNorma C. Lopez

Norma C. Lopez has over 20 years or experience in the government and nonprofit sectors. She has worked at the national, state and local levels and is an expert in the management and implementation of programs and projects funded by govern...

Paola SantanaPaola Santana

Paola Santana is responsible for leading the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s college access and success portfolio. She is responsible for the implementation of student programming, higher education policy advocacy, and systems ch...

Patricia VarasPatricia Varas

Patricia Varas is a sophomore at Santa Monica College majoring in communications with plans of transferring to a four year university in the very near future. She is currently at KCRW radio where she works in studio as a Web Video Produce...

Randy Jurado ErtllRandy Jurado Ertll

Randy Jurado Ertll, attended some of the toughest public schools within Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He and his family moved dozens of times throughout Los Angeles. He attended Menlo Avenue Elementary School – which he l...

Raymond GonzalezRaymond Gonzalez

Raymond Gonzalez is the proud son of Mexican parents who have worked hard to provide him and his five siblings with a supportive, loving, and culturally resourceful upbringing. With his mother’s tough love and father’s hard work and tena...

Raymond Gonzalez via Rosie GonzalezRaymond Gonzalez via Rosie Gonzalez

Raymond Gonzalez is the proud son of Mexican parents who have worked hard to provide him and his five siblings with a supportive, loving, and culturally resourceful upbringing. With his mother’s tough love and father’s hard work and tena...

Robel EspinoRobel Espino

Robel Espino is an education specialist assistant, worked as an after school instructor, and serves as a youth leader in his local church. A first-generation college graduate, Robel attended California State University, East Bay in Hayward,...

Robert ViramontesRobert Viramontes

Roberto Viramontes co-leads the Early Childhood Education team for the Learning Policy Institute, with an emphasis on state and federal policy.
Viramontes began his work in education as a high school social science teacher for Green Dot Pu...

Rocio AguayoRocio Aguayo

Rocio Aguayo was born and raised in San Bernardino, CA. She was yearbook editor-in-chief for two years while attending Arroyo Valley High School and worked with a fellow student to revive the school’s newspaper. She also had previously ...

Rocio Rivera-MurilloRocio Rivera-Murillo

Rocio Rivera-Murillo is a Chicana born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She is the daughter of two hardworking, immigrant parents who left everything in Mexico in hopes of achieving the “American Dream”. One of her main goals in life i...

Ron MackovichRon Mackovich

Ron Mackovich is a news and documentary water and producer based in Los Angeles. After graduating from USC with a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism, Ron went on to work for CNN and other news outlets. He’s won an Emmy award for elec...

Ryan J. SmithRyan J. Smith

Executive Director at The Education Trust—West,
Prior to joining The Education Trust—West, Ryan was the Director of Education Programs and Policy for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles where he was responsible for the education program...

Sandra KinneSandra Kinne

Sandra Kinne is the Lead Founder and proposed Executive Director of Paragon Academy of Compton, a proposed TK-8 public charter school in Compton. A Fellow with the selective, national organization Building Excellent Schools, Sandra has stu...

Semillas Community SchoolsSemillas Community Schools

Semillas del Pueblo is an indigenous community-based nonprofit organization that organizes youth, parents and educators to advance self-determination, sovereignty and human rights as Indigenous Peoples through autonomous education and advocacy.

Sharon Guzman-MelgarSharon Guzman-Melgar

Sharon Guzman-Melgar is a teacher in the Southeast Cities where she immigrated as a preteen. A native of Guatemala, Sharon learned English as a Second Language. She graduated from Huntington Park High School and graduated from UCLA. She has ...

Somaya SanchezSomaya Sanchez

Somaya Sanchez , is a stay at home momtrepreneur .Having a child with a rare disease and then the child being diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder changed her life. Learning about Autism : it’s just another way of learning. Going thr...

Sonya VasquezSonya Vasquez

Sonya Vasquez, MSW is the Health Policy Director at Community Health Councils, is a non-profit community-based health advocacy and policy organization. Most recently her work has centered on bringing organizations together to inform...

TNTP reimagine teachingTNTP reimagine teaching

We’re passionate about great teaching and relentlessly committed to giving all students a vibrant education.

TNTP’s mission is to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them ...

Tunji AdebayoTunji Adebayo

Tunji Adebayo is a teacher at View Park Preparatory Charter High School in Los Angeles and a member of Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles, a teacher-led education policy and advocacy nonprofit.

Valerie De LunaValerie De Luna

Valeria grew up in East Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelors in
Communications from St. John’s University in New York. After graduation, she dedicated a year with AmeriCorps in Boston working
with City Year. Although her offer was as...

Xochitl AvellanXochitl Avellan

Director of the Administrator-in-Residence Program, Green Dot Public Schools
Los Angeles, California

Xochitl Avellan is currently director of the administrator-in-residence program at Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles. She has nearly...

Yvee ReynosoYvee Reynoso

Yvee Reynoso is a proud alumna of Lynwood schools and a Gates Millennium Scholar. She obtained a BA in History with an focus on science and medicine and Master’s degree in Education from UCLA. As a college student, Yvee volunteered regularl...

Yvette TorresYvette Torres

Yvette Torres is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and the first college graduate of her family. Growing up in Lynwood, she witnessed many friends fall victim to the obstacles of first generation students, but with the help of her teac...