Maria Cecilia, or Ceci, is a first-generation Mexican American from Chihuahua, and Kansas. She lived in New Mexico where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of New Mexico and later received her Master’s in Sociology from Arizona State University.
She previously worked with a refugee resettlement agency, helping refugees and asylum seekers obtain jobs, navigate public transportation, and settle into new homes. She also briefly worked as a Latinx Community Advocate at the Domestic Violence Resource Center.
She is currently the operations manager at PCUN and sits on both the budget committee and the citizen’s advisory committee for Cherriots, as well as the City of Keizer’s Points of Interest Committee.
Her passion is to serve the Latinx community as best as she can and to be a good role model for her niece and daughter.