Four new members have joined the Intercambio Board, bringing a variety of experiences to Intercambio’s leadership.
Edgar Chavarria is a Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator at the 20th Judicial District of Colorado. "I am excited to join Intercambio’s board of directors and continue to create spaces for people to learn from one another. I’m eager to learn and provide a new perspective for the administrative side of the board. Most of all, I look forward to expanding Intercambio’s methods of cross-cultural dialogue with a goal of creating unity in communities and enriching the lives of others as Intercambio did for my own family," he shares.
Phil Frey is the President of B&F Properties. He comes to Intercambio with experience working on the Navajo Reservation and serving on boards working with the housing community and community mental health. "I’m impressed with the mission of Intercambio and the mobilization of community volunteers to achieve success. The two-way benefits of volunteer and client informing each other has a great impact," he says.
Yesenia Nuñez is a Multi-Cultural Banking Officer at FirstBank. "As a first-generation daughter of two Mexican parents, I personally witnessed the struggles of learning a new language while also coping with the challenges of a new culture. English was my second language as my parents knew only how to communicate in Spanish and continue to struggle with English to this day. For this reason, I am incredibly excited to join Intercambio and elevate this organization’s mission to help improve the lives of individuals seeking to learn English, capitalize on opportunities, and establish deeper connections with the goal of mutual benefit," she says.
Valicia Trowbridge is an Associate Attorney at Murad & Murad, P.C. "I am excited to join the Board because as an immigration attorney and the granddaughter of immigrants, I have witnessed the importance of multilingualism and multiculturalism first-hand. Learning to communicate with each other across national, ethnic, racial, linguistic, and other barriers opens the world to everyone involved. Our communities are richer when we understand each other better. Therefore, I am excited to be a part of an organization that is uniting our communities through mutual learning," she says.
We are so excited to welcome you all to Intercambio!
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