I use translation and transcreation processes to adapt messages into Spanish. By making information available to our Limited English Proficiency (LEP) populations in their native language, we are creating a more inclusive society. In this sense, being a language specialist at PRR allows me to fulfill my passion for serving my community. Some of my previous volunteer work includes participating in Casa Latina’s Day Worker Center (DWC) arranging work placement opportunities for Latina/o immigrants; doing design work for Community To Community, an immigrant rights organization; and interpreting at the annual Seattle/King County Free Clinic. In my free time, I like hiking, traveling and taking trips up to Bellingham to visit family. I also like exploring new restaurants here in town and leaving—mainly good—reviews.
An anti-racist PRR dismantles systems of advantage based on race when and wherever possible. We engage staff of all racial identities in dismantling white supremacy culture at work. This includes personal ideologies, beliefs, and behaviors. And, it includes removing white supremacy culture from the systems, cultural messages, institutional policies, procedures, and practices that PRR and our staff interact with and inform. We believe it is not enough to be “not racist.” We must be “anti-racist.”