Lead Client Coordinator
Joselena earned her B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2020. While a student, Joselena completed a one-year internship with Live & Learn. Upon graduating, she accepted a Client Coordinator position and worked with Live & Learn clients pursuing post-secondary education and livable-wage careers. In 2021, Joselena was promoted to Lead Client Coordinator. Joselena is passionate about empowering women to make a difference in their lives!
Meg holds a B.A. from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. While in Denver, Meg worked for a Title 1 charter school implementing and overseeing Data Teams to better drive teacher instruction and greatly increase student performance. Meg has a heart for helping women better themselves, and has been a regular volunteer for community outreach programs in the Valley.
In her role as Operations Coordinator, Meg will support the general operations of Live & Learn. Including and not limited to, the day-to-day activities that ensure efficient business functions, assisting with project management tasks, and data entry
Community Engagement Manager
Iris Ortega is a Certified Nonprofit Professional with a B.S. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. In 2012, Iris began her journey as a Live & Learn client. The support from Live & Learn helped her identify her passion for strengthening our community so that everyone receives the services they need to reach their full potential. Iris joined the Live & Learn team in 2019, and she is currently leading efforts to launch Live & Learn's Women's Empowerment Center.
Client and Program Manager
Stephanie earned her B.S. in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from Arizona State University. She completed her internship with Live and Learn, where she showed great passion and dedication to the clients. Stephanie became a full-time Client Coordinator in 2016. Her efforts towards establishing employment partnerships with other organizations have allowed Live and Learn to develop some of our most successful career pathways, including our TOTAL (Training on Technology and Life Skills) Pathway. Stephanie has made a huge impact on the lives of many of our clients.
Erin earned a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and a Masters in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management from the University of Colorado Denver. Having begun her career working with homeless populations, Erin was inspired by the impact of Live and Learn: “It isn’t just a band-aid; it empowers women to really take control of their family’s future”. In her role as Development Coordinator, Erin has focused on diversifying funding sources, establishing a volunteer program, and implementing a marketing and communications plan.
Interim Executive Director
Kristin was Live and Learn’s Program Coordinator from 2015 to 2019. Her passion for our mission made her a vital part of our team. In her role as Program Coordinator, Kristin oversaw the Client Coordinators, assisted with clients in crisis, and coordinated the supplemental support offered to clients. She seamlessly led our program through its first major growth stage in 2017, when we doubled the number of clients served annually. In May 2019, Kristin was named Live and Learn’s Interim Executive Director. Kristin holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Chapman University.