Team Category: Team

Brenda Senteno

Communications Intern.

Brenda Senteno

Brenda was born in Jalisco, Mexico She came to the United States when she was only 4 years old. Brenda grew up in in both south and northside of Minneapolis. She was in student council through all her high school years Brenda graduated from Voa High school in South Minneapolis. Brenda has studying Communications and Human Resources at MCTC. Brenda has worked with ROCMN (Restaurant Opportunity Center) as well as MIGIZI. Brenda has been our communications intern since July 2020. She has a passion for equality for all and social justice. Brenda strives to bring justice, peace, kindness, and equality for all.

Kerem Munoz

Radio Program Coordinator

Kerem Munoz

Mexican, based in Minneapolis Minnesota since 2016.
Announcer: Viva 1380 am Memphis Tennessee, La Unica 102.3 fm Fort Wayne Indiana, La Jefa 1300 am Fort Wayne Indiana, La mas Grande 92.7 fm, Green Bay Wisconsin, MSU 87.7 fm Mankato and 91.3 fm Austin Minnesota, La Jefa online radio de Minnesota . Radio Jornalera de MInnesota, Writer and Character Creator, Actress, Activist in the causes of protection to the Latinx community.

Treat others how you want to be treated
The Golden rule

Josefina Flandes

Community Outreach

Josefina Flandes

My name is Josefina Flandes I am originally from Mexico City D.F. I am married to Gregorio Montejo, Engineer with a degree in Agriculture, I have four children, plus my husband there are 5 in total. They are all graduates, and two are at the University of Minnesota I can proudly say they belong to the National Honor Society.

I am a graduate of the Universidad Veracruzana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with courses in Leadership, Human Relations, Taxes, Statistics and Budgets.

I came to the United States more than 20 years ago, I have been a community volunteer for more than 17 years, I have worked as a volunteer & nbsp; in the educational system to increase the graduation rating of students of Latino origin, & nbsp; over 4 years I had a program at the Nobles County Library, & nbsp; I have also worked with & nbsp; & nbsp; Nobles County Integration & nbsp; Collaborative & nbsp; with junior high and high school youth programs in & nbsp; cultural, he & nbsp; participates in the Nobles County International Festival Committee, Also in the Even Start and Ged Start Programs, working with Latino families. At the YMCA, support and assist in fundraising programs for low-income children who can participate in sports.

In the United States I took my GED, I have courses in leadership, economics, Human Relations and many more that I already forgot.
My passion is to work closely with Latino families, and to be the means of connection so that they can have access to aid programs and organizations that allow them to get ahead and have a better life.

I feel proud and it is an honor for me to work with COPAL and above all to have the opportunity to continue helping my people.

Eddy Olson-Enamorado

Environmental Justice Intern

Eddy Olson-Enamorado

Eddy Olson-Enamorado was born in the Twin Cities and is the son of Guatemalan immigrant. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology, Society, and the Environment (BSE) at the University of Minnesota. He hopes that with his knowledge and experiences, he can help develop and promote an environmental framework that incorporates sustainability, conservation, and a deeper understanding of how environmental issues disproportionately impact frontline communities and historically underrepresented groups.

Cecilia Calabria

Navigator’s Program Coordinator

Cecilia Calabria

Cecilia Calabria was born in Buenos Aires and grew up in Bariloche, Argentina, in northern Patagonia. In Argentina, she studied a degree in biology. She immigrated to Venezuela to create an organization on free technologies and then to the United States to seek new opportunities. She spent two years in Chicago studying English and working in a nonprofit to teach other people how to use and repair computers. Now, as a mother and community organizer, she works to improve public schools in Minneapolis. She wants to ensure better opportunities for her children.

Carolina Ortiz

Communications Director

Carolina Ortiz

Carolina was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and brought into the United States by her mother in 1994. She is a 2011 graduate of Richfield High School. Carolina is a DACA recipient who is currently studying business part-time at Normandale Community College while working full-time as a GED Advisor at Pearson VUE and the Communications Director for COPAL. In addition to her recent founding of the Mírame | LOOK.AT.ME project, Carolina is a community activist who has contributed her time and talents to organizations such as Youth Frontiers, Youth Link, Sharing and Caring Hands, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Saint Johns University since she was a teenager. Carolina is very passionate about her family and friends and engaged in her jobs, her education, and Mírame. But she is also interested in connecting with others who share her interest in social justice.

Andres Cid

Video & Animation Producer

Andres Cid

Andres Cid Duran was born in Santiago, Chile. He moved to Minnesota and has worked as a Spanish and English communications professional, specializing in creating multimedia content. He has experience in professional video scripting, production, filming and editing. Currently Andres is working as a video and content marketer focused on connecting communities via social media. He is also a director/editor of a documentary project called Seeking the Andean Cat. The documentary has been awarded in the Adventure Film Festival (Chile) and the Santiago Wild Film Festival. Through the documentary, Andres was able to volunteer for the Andean Cat Alliance Conflict Mitigation Program and work with conservation experts. Andres has also created video and storytelling classes for elementary school students in the Twin Cities, leveraging culturally-relevant content. He has produced a short film with the Latino community called “Dreamers.” Andres believes that the power of storytelling and representation allow us to come together to create positive change.

Marco Hernández

Public Policy Director

Marco Hernández

Marco Hernández is originally from San Pablo, CA. His father is an immigrant from Puebla, Mexico and his mother is an immigrant from San Salvador, El Salvador. He moved to the Twin Cities in order to attend Macalester College. Marco recently graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Latin American Studies. With the knowledge he has gathered from academic, personal, and professional experiences, he is giving back and building power within communities that need it most. As the Public Policy Director at COPAL, he is working with COPAL’s membership and volunteer leaders to fight for environmental justice, affordable healthcare, and driver’s licenses for all. Marco understands that in order to dismantle White supremacy, good policy -and any resulting legislation- must center frontline communities and their liberation.

Dulce María de la Rosa

Parent and Family Organizer

Dulce María de la Rosa

Dulce María de la Rosa was born in Atencingo, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States in 2005, pregnant with her first son José Alejandro. She hoped to create a better life for her son and planned to invest in his studies. Thus, she became involved for 9 years as a volunteer to improve the public school system in Minneapolis. Now, Dulce is a professional organizer for Latinx parents and families.

Leidy Antonio

Organizer

Leidy Antonio