Volunteer Highlight
Introducing Jocelyne Olguin

Meet our new addition to the Via family...AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Jocelyne Olguin.

 

We are so thrilled to welcome Jocelyne Olguin as a long term volunteer to our staff at our headquarters in San Diego. Jocelyne is not new to the region, having grown up bilingual and bicultural along the U.S.-Mexico border. She was born in the United States but was raised in Mexico, with a binational upbringing in the borderlands of Sonora and Arizona. She commuted everyday from her hometown in Nogales, Sonora to attend school in Nogales, Arizona and truly understands what it means to be from both sides of the border!

 

She moved to San Diego in 2013 to attend the University of San Diego. During college, Jocelyne found her passion for social justice and her love for community engagement. In 2015, she became a student leader for the Beyond Borders team at the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action, where she hoped to spread awareness and understanding about the border, its opportunities and its challenges. In this role, she coordinated immersion trips in both the San Diego and Tijuana regions as well as visits to unaccompanied minors shelters. In May 2017, she graduated with a BA in Business Administration and a Minor in Political Science.

 
Jocelyne is now the Community and Economic Development AmeriCorps VISTA representative, in partnership with Via International and the Mulvaney Center at USD. She continues to support community partnerships in San Diego and Tijuana and will provide leadership for visiting student groups as well as manage the day to day progress of the ARC program, (Art, Conflict Resolution and Community Engagement) in coordination with the Monarch School of San Diego.