My name is Vanessa Maria Guerrero. Originally from Miami,Fl, I am a proud Cuban-American and a first generation college student.I have my bachelors degree from Florida State University in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. I will soon receive a Masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville. Through my course of study, my most recent experience has been in community mental health with the adult popupation as well as using expressive arts in therapy. I have spent much of my career working in various positions in education and working with children and families in the Latinx community through various non profit organizations. In addition to LEAF, I am currently the co-president of ALAS, Asheville Latinos Achieving Success, which primarily raises scholarship funds for Latinx students pursuing higher education and pay out of state tuition.