Ara is Coordinator of Volunteer Resources for Mothers Against Drunk Driving North Texas in Dallas, Texas. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for almost ten years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, Commerce Track and Spanish Concentration in 2010 and Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2014.
Ara continues to give back to her community through different volunteer efforts. Currently, she serves as Regional Chair and President for the DFW Hispanic Network where they work to promote higher education for high school students. Also, mentoring is a big part of what she loves to do, so Ara continues to mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters and Leadership Forward. Furthermore, she was selected for this year’s Mayors Star Council cohort where she is part of the Bus Stop Committee.
When Ara found out about Rosa Es Rojo, she immediately fell in love with the organization and knew she wanted to be a part of it in capacity. Ara believes in the mission of the organization, and wholeheartedly believe that it is a much-needed resource in our community. As a Latina herself whose mother has faced cancer, this is a very life altering and traumatic situation that no person should face alone. Not just cancer but any adversity that a Latina faces in their lifetime, they should have adequate tools to help them navigate such challenging times. That is why she feels blessed to be part of this amazing organization who will help women tremendously now and for generations to come!