Meet The Team

Meet the team: Marissa Kurtz

Title: Grants & Evaluation Project Coordinator Main Responsibilities: Provide support with communications work, national events, grant reporting and technology platforms. Where are you from? I was born in Guatemala and raised in Arlington, VA. Where do you feel most at home? This is not always a location. I can feel like […]

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Meet the Team: Leo Martinez

Name: Leo Martinez Title: Project Manager Main responsibilities: I coordinate and provide training and technical assistance for the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative and the Limited English Proficiency project. Where are you from? I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I’ve lived in Atlanta, Georgia for almost 20 years now. Where […]

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Meet the team: Jose Juan Lara

This week, we feature JJ Lara, national trainer for Esperanza United Where are you from? I’m a native Tejano living in Austin, originally from Brownsville, Texas, which is the southernmost tip of the state neighboring Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home in […]

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Meet the team: Nallely Castro Montoya

This week, we feature Nallely Castro Montoya, Esperanza United’s Youth Initiatives Specialist. Nallely has been working at Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) since May of 2014.  How did you start with Esperanza United? I started as a Peer Educator when I was a junior in high school (2009). During my […]

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Meet the team: Ivette Izea-Martinez

In our Meet the Team series, we feature members of our staff who are making a difference in the domestic violence movement and in the lives of individuals leaving abuse. We see this series as an opportunity to honor their work and impact. This week, we feature Ivette Izea-Martinez, Esperanza United’s […]

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