MANDY ELDER, Co-Founder and Board Chair
Mandy has been working in and loving Oaxaca since 2011 when her involvement with WILL's partner university began. Her academic interests in educational equity and international women's issues informs her work with WILL, and her passion for social justice keeps her motivated. Mandy is looking forward to expanding her own leadership skills through her role with WILL
NYDIA MATA SÁNCHEZ, Co-Founder and Oaxaca Programs Director
Nydia is the President at our partner university in Oaxaca. As WILL's Oaxaca Programs Director, Nydia plays a fundamental role in shaping organizational direction and working with our scholarship recipients throughout the year. She is a great community organizer and leader for our organization with a remarkable ability to convey her passion in Oaxaca and abroad.
HARMONY MCDONALD-PRINSEN, Board Secretary
Harmony is a current graduate student in Public Administration, specializing in nonprofit management at Portland State. She's a skilled event planner and committed to women's education and opening opportunities on both sides of the border. She's artistic, smart, and cares deeply about WILL's mission.
YESENIA CARRILLO, Board member
Yesenia is a senior at Portland State University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Chicano/Latino Studies. Interested in how the Chicano identity has changed since the 1960's movement and transnational identity formation, Yesenia has focused her undergraduate studies on Latina and Chicana communities in Portland and Oaxaca. Yesenia brings her enthusiasm, community outreach skills, and passion for social justice to the WILL board.
LETICIA OCHOA FOWLER, Board member
Leti has quickly become an essential member of the WILL team. Her community connections, passion for the our mission, and tamale dream help make our programs a success.
HALEY JONES, Graphic Designer
Haley is responsible for WILL's super cool logo and design. Building on her Portland State degree in Graphic Design, she also designs for Friends of the Columbia River Gorge and works as a floral designer. Her creative spirit and kind heart is an inspiration to us all.