About Us


Staff Bios

 

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Simrit Khalsa (Family Support Specialist)IMG_0358

What is your “hidden skill”?

I can play the harmonium (musical instrument from India)

What do you secretly want to be?

When I grow up I’d like to be a farmer.

Hometown?

Espanola, New Mexico

What is your favorite thing about Parent Aid?

That I get to work directly with people in my community in a way that positively impacts families.

What is your favorite hobby?

Ultimate Frisbee

 

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Maria Smith (Family Support Specialist)

What is your “hidden skill”?

I seem to have a great sense of smell! I can smell things other people cannot.

What do you secretly want to be?

I have always been interested in the medical field, so it would have to be a doctor, perhaps an internal medicine doctor.

Hometown?

I was born in Mexico, but I consider my hometown Tucson, since I have lived here since the age of 5.

What is your favorite thing about Parent Aid?

I enjoy meeting new families and helping them work through their concerns or issues.

What is your favorite hobby?

I really enjoy reading and baking.

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Martha Luz Keyes (Family Support Specialist)

What is your “hidden skill”?

Weaving

What do you secretly want to be?

A pilot

Hometown?

Medellin “the city of eternal Spring”

What is your favorite thing about Parent Aid?

Bring able to make a difference in the community by helping families be healthy and strong.

What is your favorite hobby?

Visiting new places; art exhibits!

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Rebecca Cornejo (Family Support Specialist)

What is your “hidden skill”?

I can make friends with anyone!

What do you secretly want to be?

My mom always said I belonged on Saturday Night Live. I think I see myself more as a writer than an actor though.

Hometown?

Douglas, Arizona

What is your favorite thing about Parent Aid?

That I as so lucky that the families I work with open their doors to me every week and allow me to work with them.

Its a hug compliment and I always learn so much from them.

What is your favorite hobby?

Anything that has to do with music. I can’t sing or play and instrument to save my life, but I LOVE finding new music.

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Nicole Perez (Program Director)

What is your “hidden skill”?

I am double jointed. My joints are freakishly flexible._PAB4027 2

What do you secretly want to be?

When I was younger I thought I would be a primatologist. I love learning about other primates and their cultures.

Hometown?

I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona!

What is your favorite thing about Parent Aid?

There are so many things I love about Parent Aid, but our mission is why I wanted to work here. I am grateful for the opportunity to impact families in a positive way.

Every family teaches me as much as I teach them.

What is your favorite hobby?

Baking…Every year I try a new recipe and if I love it, I add it to my cookbook.

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