Ms. Aviña’s passion for working with school age students began when she was a school age student in Middle School. During a visit to A Place Called Home, she was introduced to a mentor who instilled the importance of an enriched education and the avenues that it would open for her. Ms. Aviña joined the Equitas team with over six years of experience working with after school programs. The daily educational exchanges combined with the willingness of students to learn have motivated Ms. Aviña to pursue the field of an educator. The ability to learn from the students and the endless knowledge that the students are taught continues to motivate Ms. Aviña to be a great role model for her students. Ms. Aviña will be starting her sixth year at Equitas where her passion for art combined with her creativity will provide an enriched learning experience for the students. Ms. Aviña is currently attending East Los Angeles Community College and is looking forward on transferring to a four-year Cal State where she can continue her education and reach her personal goal of graduating with a degree in child development. Upon reaching her degree, Ms. Aviña plans to one day open and facilitate a day care center.