Latinos En Spokane
Jennyfer Mesa was born in Medellin, Colombia and migrated to Miami, Florida at a young age. After attending high school, she moved to Mexico City where she worked in Finance at HSBC International and in Industrial Waste Management and Recycling. In 2012 she migrated again to the US and graduated from EWU with a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and as a McNair Scholar. Jennyfer Mesa is Executive Director and founder of Latinos En Spokane. She directs the programs and projects for Latinos En Spokane including the Community Comadre health program, El Mercadito, and Center for Latinos en Spokane. In Spokane, Jennyfer has worked in our community in immigration advocacy, affordable housing, city planning, transportation, neighborhood planning, sustainability, and Tribal planning with the Yakama Nation, Colville Tribe, Spokane Tribe and Kalispel Tribe.
Jennyfer brings extensive experience working in long-range planning, transportation, cross-cultural community development, and policy. Jennyfer was recognized as one of 2020 Inland Northwest Women of the Year and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ACLU Washington, Better Health Together, WSU Medical Advisory Committee, EWU Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and Chair of the City of Spokane Housing Action Subcommittee.
My name is Ana Garza Salvadoreña and I live in Spokane, WA. Since October 1990. I worked for 25 years at the Sacred Heart Hospital, as a nurse's assistant with adults, and children, and for the last 5 years in outpatient surgery for children. I also worked at FUNDSAL (habitat) in San Salvador. I am the hospitality director of the "Spokane Latina Club". My vocation is to work for the community, especially with those in need.
Sarahi was born in Guaymas, Sonora and raised between Michoacan and Jalisco, Mexico.
She has a degree in administration from the university of Guadalajara and ESL certificate from SCC where she operates as the president of the Latino club (LASO). She is also an active volunteer in the kids area in Life Center Church as she was in Latinos en Spokane before she joined the organization supporting the administrative area at the end of 2021. She feels lucky to work for an organization where she can be serving her community. In her free time Sarahi loves to spend quality time with her family and community, outdooring and dancing. Please Stop by to say hi, she will be happy to attend to you.
Andres Sanchez is Market Manager of El Mercadito. He leads our monthly outdoor cultural Latino market created to connect Latinos and immigrant residents in Spokane to fresh cultural foods, access to resources and local programs, COVID-19 resources, and support for local vendors. Since March 2021, El Mercadito has distributed over 28,000lbs of fresh food to 1,350 families, and supported local entrepreneurs showcase their businesses. Would you like to sell your products at El Mercadito? Contact Andres today!
The Community Comadres program provides wrap around services and technical assistance to support families navigating state and local systems. Ask a Comadre, they can help you with:
Karen Flores is a Community Comadre and passionate about Latino History and Culture. Karen has worked with Latinos En Spokane since 2019 helping connect immigrant community members with local resources, food deliveries to help families quarantine, and COVID-19 vaccine outreach. Since joining Latinos En Spokane, Karen has helped many families connect with COVID-19 resources. Karen is also leading multiple cultural events for our organization like Dia de Muerto educational workshops. Are you interested in forming part of our cultural events and activities? Do you need help accessing COVID-19 resources? Connect with Karen today.
Monica Guzman is a Community Comadre for Latinos En Spokane. She is also a local business owner, Sunday school teacher, and advocate for children in our community. Monica has worked with Latinos En Spokane since 2020 helping families connect to local resources, food deliveries, COVID-19 response, interpreting at vaccine events, and helped form El Mercadito this year. Do you need to apply for rental assistance? Do you need help accessing COVID-19 resources? Connect with Monica today.
Janeth Angulo is a Community Comadre for Latinos En Spokane. She is also a tax specialist and Vice-president of the Club de Latinas de Spokane. Janeth is a passionate advocate of Latino Culture. Janeth has worked with Latinos En Spokane since 2019 helping families connect to local resources, immigration services, food deliveries, COVID-19 response, interpreting at vaccine events, and Census outreach. Do you need information on immigration processes? Do you need help accessing COVID-19 resources? Connect with Janeth today.