Virginia Rosales is making a difference

Virginia Rosales


How did you first learn about and begin working with The Avery Center?

I learned about The Avery Center through friends, and have been with the organization since February 2020.


What do you think sets The Avery Center apart from other organizations in this sector?

The fact that is a survivor led organization makes it unique.


What's your favorite part/the most fulfilling part of your role?

At this point, it is learning about the tremendous work that this organization is focusing on to impact human sex trafficking.


What do you enjoy doing when you're not at The Avery Center?

I love spending time with my family, gardening and reading.


Who is someone you admire, and why?

I admire Michelle Obama because she is so intelligent, value centered and a wonderful role model for women, especially those women of color. Her book, Becoming, is one of my recent favorites.


Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I am good at planning and implementing events and am a skilled gardener. I’m bilingual in Spanish, although I would not classify myself at the level of a native language speaker.


What advice would you give someone who wants to join our team of superstars?

My advice is be prepared to be a part of a working board that has a clear focus on addressing emotionally difficult work.

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