Q: Tell us a bit about yourself!
I graduated from CU Boulder, where I studied Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. I'm the Program Director for the Diagonal Class of Dreamer Scholars at Boulder's Diagonal Court housing site.
Q: How do you see your role in your Dreamer
I feel I play multiple roles in these children's lives. Sometimes I feel like a teacher, other times like a father. With so many different children and different needs at the forefront, I feel my role varies daily. I just know my role is to be a safe, consistent individual for Dreamer Scholars and their families.
Q: How do you collaborate with Dreamer Scholars' families to support them?
I believe that being available is most important when working with families in this field of work. I see myself as an advocate and liaison for these families and hold myself accountable in being accessible to them all. They, too, know about my upbringing and have immense trust in that I'll do my best to help or connect them to someone who can help. Being from this community myself also helps in that I'm very aware of resources around for families.