Program Coordinator – Program 19, Boyle Heights

Mayra Virgen first joined IHADLA in the fall of 2015 as an undergrad intern from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She was then promoted to a part-time Program Assistant, then promoted again to a full-time Program Coordinator for Program 19.

Mayra graduated from CSULB with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. Prior to joining IHADLA, Mayra volunteered for the Lynwood Unified School District as an assistant in a first-grade classroom. She also worked as a campus monitor during her undergrad years.

Mayra loves working with and helping children and youth. Working for IHADLA has inspired her to pursue her Master of Social Work degree, and she hopes to inspire others to continue their studies because she believes that anything is possible with a good education.