Marta is the Program Coordinator at the Catholic Community Services Farmworker Center and oversees the Plaza Communitaria Adult Education programs.
She brings her passion for serving the Indigenous migrant community members to the Community Advisory Board of IRIS. She is currently working for the Washington State Department of Health.
Yadira lives in Mount Vernon with her husband and her three children.
“I give to IRIS NW because it helps bridge the gap between the challenges immigrants face and the resources needed to help them achieve self-sustainability. During this process, cultures, families, and communities intersect in a way that allows them to find common ground and be enriched by their differences.”
Years ago, Keeley visited a family in rural Oaxaca, Mexico, where she gained a better understanding of transnational migration. Juxtlahuaca is a sister city to Mount Vernon; upon arriving there, it seemed that every resident had family members living in Skagit.
Keeley worked at the Whatcom Literacy Council and Skagit County Goodwill Job Training and Education Center. She met regularly with local immigrants, assisting them to sort through sources of stress, learn to advocate for themselves and connect with trustworthy, immigrant-friendly agencies for services.
Keeley lives in Mount Vernon with her husband and baby. She enjoys walking the Wiley Slough trail and cooking vegetarian meals.