Tag Archives: meet the team

Name: Kristiana Huitrón Title: Project Coordinator, Research Team Main responsibilities: Kristiana’s main focus is the Meaningful Collaborations project, which provides a toolkit for collaborations between mainstream organizations and culturally specific organizations to assure respectful, meaningful, and full participation and credit for all collaborators. Kristiana also coordinates the Research Team for webinars, the newsletter, the factsheets […]

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Name: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá Title: Program Coordinator Main responsibilities: Coordinate and implement training and technical assistance for campus grantees from the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). Where are you from? Caguas, Puerto Rico Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home when I’m cooking and spending time with my […]

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Ada Moreno, Program and Administrative Assistant Ada Moreno works as the Program and Administrative Assistant for Casa de Esperanza. Originally from San Salvador, El Salvador Ada moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 2012 to pursue undergraduate studies in History and Global, Cultural, and Language Studies. Passionate about progressive politics, prior to this position she worked as […]

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Name: Leo Martinez Title: Project Coordinator Main responsibilities: I coordinate and provide training and technical assistance for the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative and the Limited English Proficiency project. Where are you from? I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I’ve lived in Atlanta, Georgia for almost 20 years now. Where do you feel most at […]

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Sheehan Niethold is the new Program Assistant; she provides administrative support for the Chief Strategy Officer and the NLN program staff and consultants. Where are you from? I was born in Denver, Colorado, but raised in beautiful Reno, Nevada. Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home anytime I’m with my family, […]

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  Jorge Vidal is the CSSP Project Coordinator, which works to provide technical assistance and guidance to Culturally Specific Services Program grantees. This is a collaborative process in which the grantee and Casa de Esperanza strategize various sustainability solutions to strengthen culturally specific services during and beyond the two-year CSSP grant cycle. Where are you […]

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Olga Trujillo is the Public Policy Director for the National Latin@ Network. She leads and coordinates key public policy efforts, provides program direction and oversight to public policy initiatives, and develops and ensures the implementation of a national Latin@ public policy agenda that engages a variety of individual/institutional stakeholders from across the country. Where are […]

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Rebecca Rodriguez, Manager of Research and Evaluation Main responsibility: Designs and conducts original research focused on preventing gender-based violence in Latino communities Where are you from? I was born in San Antonio, TX and lived there until about 10 years old. After that my parents were farm workers migrating around the Midwest and Eastern United States […]

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Where are you from? Well, Honduras was the land that birthed me, but Minnesota is the state that raised me. I, along with my Mother and two brothers, immigrated to Minnesota in 1988, and this has been home ever since.   Where do you feel most at home? **WARNING: CORNY ANSWER** I feel most at […]

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Where are you from? I was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Where do you feel most at home? I feel at home when I remember an experience or a person that brings warmth to my heart. I feel at home when my children are well and I enjoy their progress, laughter, their passionate expressing […]

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