My parents are immigrants from Mexico. It has been my goal as a first-generation Mexican American to achieve all the dreams and goals my parents were not able to. Coming from a close-knit family, it was not hard to do because I witnessed firsthand how hard my parents worked to provide for my family. These are the values I continue to carry with me. As I got older and was getting ready to leave for college, I kept asking myself what career path I wanted to take. I reflected on my own journey, but also on my family’s journey and I knew that I wanted to work with people.
When I first found out that I got accepted to intern at Taller De Jose I was excited. Working with people from my own community makes my work even more meaningful. I see my parents, uncles, aunts, etc. in the people that come into the office. My goal is to learn as much as possible and to help out as much as possible because I know my time at Taller De Jose will be short.
I feel blessed to be here.
I graduated with my BS in Social Work in 2019, and I am now on my route to obtaining my MSW. I will graduate this Spring of 2022. My journey has not been easy, as I am a full-time student, working full-time as a therapist while interning at Taller De Jose. This requires a lot of time management and sacrifice. However, on days when it is hard; I fall back on my values and goals in order to continue to push ahead. Nevertheless, I do know that the journey I am on will be worth it.