Lourdes is a journalist and holds a BS degree in Communications. She worked in several newspapers and PR firms in Lima, Peru. Because of her work in politics and social issues she has always been involved in philanthropic causes. After moving to the USA, she has published as a freelance writer for the newspaper Ahora Si! and also worked as a Hotel Management Consultant.
Lourdes started to volunteer at a young age and in Austin, she has served as a Board Member for local non-profits and organizations including Seton Hospitals where she was Editor in Chief of Brackenridge newsletter and People’s Community Clinic where she served as Vice Chair.
Lourdes is an award winning leader recognized by Excellence & Advancement Foundation with the Equity warrior award in the Non profit & Philanthropy category and by HABLA finalist in the community leader category. A proud Leadership Austin alumnus, she also serves as a member of the Hispanic/Latino Quality of Life Commission at the City of Austin, Public Policy Chair for One Voice of Central Texas, and as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). When not writing she spends her free time traveling and dining out.
Email Lourdes at LZuniga@flcct.org
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Daryan Green moved to Austin in 2012, where she earned her B.A. in Sociology from Southwestern University. She works part-time for Bravely, a for-profit financial literacy platform for women in the Austin area, and is working towards Accredited Financial Counseling (AFC) certification. On her days off, you can catch her at her local haunts: Figure 8, El Caribe, and AFS Cinema.
Why FLCCT: Knowledge is power! I feel that to my core and volunteer with FLCCT to spread knowledge and empower my community. No matter one’s income, the best financial game plan includes the right tools and an encouraging teacher, guide, or friend to make the tough subjects manageable. I’m proud of FLCCT’s commitment to top-notch youth and adult education in our area.
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Ana is originally from California but has called Austin home for the last 5 years. She completed her bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University in Communication Studies. She continued on to receive her master’s degree in Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. Ana’s research focuses on resilience and temporality in organizations using qualitative and quantitative approaches. In Austin, she has worked with organizations such the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, CommUnity Care Clinic and volunteered at The Worker’s Defense Project. Prior to moving to Austin, she worked and volunteered at various nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area including Alliance for Girls and Girls on the Run. Her interest in financial literacy stems from being a participant in a program herself during her undergraduate that assisted in paying for some of her tuition and provided her with lifelong skills. In her free time, you can probably find Ana cycling around Austin or hanging out with her pet/roommate a dachshund mix named Rigby.