Originally from Puerto Rico, after living in various countries, including Fiji, New Zealand, and Trinidad & Tobago, Veronica Matos settled in Los Angeles to raise her family. For the past fifteen years, Ms. Matos’ passion has been mentoring first generation students on their path to college. Ms. Matos graduated from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Before joining the Equitas team, Ms. Matos worked at Libertas College Prep Charter, a 4th– 8th grade middle school in South Los Angeles. As the Parent Coordinator, she was the main parent liaison and was responsible for coordinating all parent involvement activities. Some of the Equitas families might be familiar with Ms. Matos from her time at Heart of Los Angeles. During her time at HOLA, Ms. Matos was the Parent and Community Resource Director.