Mary’s passion to empower under-resourced communities came from her experience as an Afro-Latina attending schools in South Los Angeles. She has over 15 years of experience in organizing, teaching, grassroots leadership development, elections, and lobbying. Outside of her career, Mary has also participated in a number of international research and organizing efforts in the Navajo Nation, Jamaica, Tanzania, and Cuba. When she’s not working, you will find her traveling the world and enjoying the outdoors.
Meet Our Team
Henry Jones Jr. was born and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has 15 years experience in community organizing with organizations such as SEIU International and Stand For Children. Grateful for the opportunities education gave him, Henry’s passion for empowering people drove him to start Nuestra Voz with Mary. He has a passion for transforming communities through collective action. For him, movement building is a way of life. In Henry’s free time he enjoys creating new entrepreneurial opportunities and helping others do the same.
Taylor was raised in the DC metro area. After graduating the University of Delaware, he worked with a number of start-ups and nonprofits in order to grow their reach and potential. Through his work with nonprofits, he discovered a passion for creating positive change for people and communities. Thankful for the education he received, he now fights so that everyone has the opportunity to a great education. Also an avid musician, when he isn’t working you will find him DJing at local clubs and writing/producing original music.
Rafael was born and raised in Guatemala City where he served his community there in the health care field. He firmly believes that education opens the doors for a better future and is committed to inspire others. When he's not working, you'll find him enjoying outdoors activities like walking and swimming, or learning about other cultures and meeting new people.
Leticia is originally from Honduras. She joined OVNV in 2017, and since then her passion has served as an inspiration to all of us! She loves going out and speaking with members of the community. A faithful believer in God, Leticia is constantly trying to pass on her love.