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ANDREA PLAZA

Executive Director

andrea.encuentro@gmail.com

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Andrea is Encuentro’s founding director. She is a 25 year resident of New Mexico with roots in Colombia by way of North Carolina. Andrea moved to New Mexico to pursue graduate work in Latin American Studies and Community and Regional Planning. Her professional background includes working with immigrant women in the field of microenterprise development and educational and asset building programs for immigrant families. Most importantly Andrea has a life-long commitment to advancing the rights of immigrants as a tool for building social and economic justice.