Early Childhood Navigator
Mia joined the GUH team in November 2021. She’s an Early Childhood Navigator in Northfield.
Where did you grow up, and how long have you lived in the Northfield area?
I was born and raised in Brownsville (Cameron County), Texas, which is in the Rio Grande Valley. I visited Minnesota and loved it, and decided to make Northfield my home. I’ve been here since 2015.
What is your educational and/or work background?
In Texas I worked for Cameron County, in the voter registration department. I also worked at a law firm while I was there and obtained my Texas notary license and Texas bail bond license. Here in Northfield I worked at a women’s private rehab center and Menards.
Why did you take this job with GUH?
I was discussing my work experience with someone who knew I was looking for a job, and that person mentioned the position to me. Through all of my work experiences I have developed interpersonal and social interaction skills that have allowed me to build strong social relationships with others.
What are your main job responsibilities?
To assist and support families with obtaining resources and documents, especially when barriers arise, and to do outreach in the community.
What do you like most about the job?
Building relationships and communicating with members of my community.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
With COVID still going on, there is a lack of resources and lack of funding, which can make it challenging to help the people who need it the most.
What are your hopes and dreams for the community where you work?
I want to see Northfield grow bigger and better, with everyone coming together for our children, because they are our future.
What do you do for fun?
I love being a grandmother to my three gorgeous grandkids, and a mother to my three children. My passion is to dance and listen to Tejano music.