I have always been a passionate advocate for immigrants and people with disadvantages. As an immigrant myself, I wanted to share my own experiences and help others through my own life’s lessons. My passion is to work with people who have had similar experiences & obstacles in life. My own struggles have made me aware of the many challenges that others face.
One of the obstacles I have had to overcome is the fear of being a single parent. I have 2 beautiful children and when faced with the reality of raising them alone, it was then that I found my “inner self”. Finding courage meant believing in my ability to be a great mother, a strong woman and good provider. Since becoming a mother, I feel that my eyes have been opened to an entirely new way of learning through the eyes of my children.
During my own personal struggles, I learned how to “reach out” and work with local resources to help myself and my family. It is now that I can share what I’ve learned with the parents and families of this community. Many of the families that come to the Kearns Community Learning Center struggle with learning a new language. My bilingual skills have afforded me the luxury of being able to communicate with these Latino families.
Since I have walked in their shoes, I understand the day to day frustrations they may face:
- a new language
- working long hours to provide for their families
- learning how to be a better parent
- learning how to listen to their children
- learning to work through the difficulties of family dynamics
It has been through my own experiences, that I can, with confidence say, “It is never too late to learn something new”. It is with this attitude that I look forward to working with many new families and helping them through their day to day struggles and successes.