Andrea Garcia

Iveth Solis (she/her/ella) | Coalition Advocacy Organizer|

A mother, daughter, advocate, and friend. 

As a mother, I have learned to never let anything hold me back from providing for others. I work tirelessly to build a life for my children. Part of this is building the world that they will inherit. 

I am very passionate about helping others that are in need and can not help themselves. 

To do this, I have worked in many types of jobs from working in the fields to medical laboratories. These jobs never felt like they had the opportunities to be as impactful as I am determined to be. Until I found PCUN. The mission in this organization connected with me deeply, and I am inspired to prove that we can make big changes for many families.

I am a proud daughter of immigrants that came from a beautiful land named El Salvador. I had the privilege of being born in Yakima, Washington and I am the first generation to surpass highschool. My mother had a vision for me to make a difference for our family. With this job, I have the opportunity to make changes not only for my family but for all Lantix families and for generations to come. 

As a child, I remember watching my mother wake up before there was any sign of daylight and preparing for the day that was ahead of her. She would slave her day away to make just enough to get by for our family. I can truly say that my mother is my inspiration to make a big impact on the lantix/farmworker community that has been neglected for far too long.

A quote from Martin Luther King 

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

This will be a fight that we will endure together as a community and I am thrilled to be a part of the movement.