Zaira Sanchez

Youth Engagement Specialist

email: | P: 503-283-6881 |          C: 503-890-8941

Zaira joined Latino Network in August 2015 as a Youth Engagement Specialist with the Family & Youth Engagement team. She will be an after-school program instructor for Conexiones and Early Escalera, and is motivated to provide opportunities for Latino youth that she did not have growing up in rural Eastern Oregon.

Previously, Zaira served as a summer AmeriCorps VISTA with Latino Network from June to August 2015. She also worked for Volaris airlines as a customer service specialist. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Clackamas Community College and a B.S. in Human Development from Warner Pacific College.

She is passionate about being an advocate for higher education and social justice. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing with her pet hamster and puppies, hiking, and visiting family in Hermiston. She is also a coffee-lover and enjoys trying new places in Portland.